Diamond Stingily, ‘Keychains’, 2016, 315 Gallery
Diamond Stingily, ‘Keychains’, 2016, 315 Gallery
Diamond Stingily, ‘Keychains’, 2016, 315 Gallery

About Diamond Stingily

Diamond Stingily is an American artist whose work explores memory and identity through powerful, restrained installations mediated by an intentional choice of material and careful negotiation of spatial relationships. Using childhood as a universalizing inflection point, Stingily addresses neglected narratives, particularly the ignored experience of black girlhood, drawing on experiences in her mother’s hair salon and childhood diary, which was published in 2014. Stingily has used braids to materialize the historical and contemporary implications of black women’s hair, and more broadly, the physical alienation and exploitation. Structures of power emerge in unexpected presentations of familiar objects, highlighting disproportionate systemic limitation, physical violence, and surveillance.