Graduate Alumni > Advanced Fiber Studio (Highlights)

Alexandria Eregbu (Fall 2012 and Spring 2013)
Alexandria Eregbu (Fall 2012 and Spring 2013)
"For Mickalene (All-American Banner Series)"
2013

My work investigates social identity through exploration of the body. Hypervisibility of the Black female figure has become an integral motif in the work I manifest. I am most interested in the intersection between invisibility and visibility of the body within any given environment. My artistic practice re-presents and further problematizes such tropes of identity that intertwine themselves in and out of Black women’s history. Often, I highlight the spectacle/spectacular stereotypes and traits that exist amongst Black female personas. Using public performance as a strategic mode for making and my body as my primary source for material, my concerns lie within the discourse of visual literacy and popular representation of Black peoples.