April Bey, ‘Hitarget Venus (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)’, 2017, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions: Benefit Auction 2017

Artwork includes frame

April grew up in the Caribbean (Nassau, Bahamas) and now resides and works in Los Angeles, CA. Bey’s work is interdisciplinary and varies based on its content. The work is an introspective and social critique of American and Bahamian popular culture, immigration, contemporary pop culture feminism and race. She received her BFA in drawing in 2009 from Ball State University in Muncie Indiana studying closely with award winning professor and artist John P. Gee. She received her MFA in painting in 2014 at California State University, Northridge in Los Angeles mentored by award winning and accomplished painter and professor Samantha Fields. Bey travels extensively to collect data for her work having just completed a month-long artist residency in Ghana, West Africa. She plans to continue her travels and research this summer, 2017 back to West Africa visiting Senegal, The Gambia, Nigeria, Benin, Togo and Ghana tracing the wax fabric trading ring. Bey is both a practicing contemporary artist and art educator having taught a controversial course at Art Center College of Design called Pretty Hurts analyzing process-based art and Beyoncé hashtag faux feminism. Bey is currently an instructor of art at Glendale Community College.
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Signature: on verso

About April Bey

American, based in Los Angeles, CA, United States

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2017
Gregorio Escalante Gallery, 
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