Limited edition prints for sale to raise money for BlackStar Projects, in celebration of our 10th anniversary. 


Participating Artists:
Andrea Pippins
Arthur Jafa
Cauleen Smith
Garrett Bradley
Damon Davis
Fahamu Pecou
Haile Gerima
Kahlil Joseph
Kevin Jerome Everson
Louis Massiah
Michelle Angela Ortiz
Terence Nance



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Participating Artists:
Garrett Bradley
Damon Davis
Kevin Jerome Everson
Haile Gerima
Arthur Jafa
Kahlil Joseph
Louis Massiah
Terence Nance
Michelle Angela Ortiz
Fahamu Pecou
Andrea Pippins
Cauleen Smith


Print 6 of 12



A black and white still from Traveling Shoes by Kevin Jerome Everson features a blurry image of what appears to be a Black person holding up a CD or record, wearing a dress and black sneakers.

Kevin Jerome Everson

Still from Traveling Shoes

2019
8.5 x 11 in.
Pigment print
Edition of 30
 



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Artist Bio



Artist/Filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson (BSFF16, BSFF17, BSFF19, BSFF20) has made over one-hundred and seventy films including Tonsler Park, The Island of Saint Matthews, Erie, Ears, Nose and Throat, Sound That, Sugarcoated Arsenic, with Claudrena Harold, and Park Lanes. He also has three DVD box sets of his films; How You Live Your Story: Selected Works by Kevin Jerome Everson, Broad Daylight and Other Times and I Really Hear Something: Quality Control and Other Films.

Everson’s films and artwork have been widely shown at venues including Sundance Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Oberhausen Film Festival, Venice International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, BlackStar Film Festival, The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Museum of African-American History, The Tate Modern in London, Andrew Kreps Gallery in New York and Centre Pompidou in Paris.  The films have streamed on multiple platform sites including Criterion Channel and MUBI. The work has also been recognized through awards and fellowships such as Guggenheim Fellowship, an Alpert Award, a Heinz Award, a Creative Capital Fellowship, an American Academy in Rome Prize and an American Academy in Berlin Prize.

Everson is represented by Picture Palace Pictures New York and Andrew Kreps Gallery New York.







Print 5 of 12



Growth by Michelle Angela Ortiz. Shows a dark brown hand holding the root of a plant which is sprouting two green leaves.

Michelle Angela Ortiz

Growth

2020
11 x 8.5 in. 
EDITION OF 30
PIGMENT PRINT
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Michelle Angela Ortiz (BSFF19) is a visual artist/ skilled muralist/ community arts educator/ filmmaker who uses her art as a vehicle to represent people and communities whose histories are often lost or co-opted. Through community arts practices, painting, documentaries, and public art installations, she creates a safe space for dialogue around some of the most profound issues communities and individuals may face. Her work tells stories using richly crafted and emotive imagery to claim and transform spaces into a visual affirmation that reveals the strength and spirit of the community.

For 20 years, Ortiz has designed and created over 50 large-scale public works nationally and internationally. Since 2008, Ortiz has led art for social change public art projects in Costa Rica & Ecuador and as a Cultural Envoy through the US Embassy in Fiji, Mexico, Argentina, Spain, Venezuela, Honduras, and Cuba.

Ortiz is a 2020 Art For Justice Fund Grantee, PEW Fellow,  Rauschenberg Foundation Artist as Activist Fellow, and a Kennedy Center Citizen Artist National Fellow. In 2016, she received the Americans for the Arts' Public Art Year in Review Award which honors outstanding public art projects in the nation.






Print 4 of 12



A still photo from Cauleen Smith's film SOJOURNER shows a Black person, standing in a desert landscape, looking off into the distance. Behind them in the near-distance are a number of objects, which resemble a playground or carnival-like atmosphere.

Cauleen Smith

Still from Sojourner

2018
11 x 8.5 in. 
EDITION OF 30
PIGMENT PRINT
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Cauleen Smith (BSFF13, BSFF19) was raised in Sacramento, California and lives in Los Angeles. Drawing from structuralism, third world cinema, and science fiction, she makes things that deploy the tactics of activism in service of ecstatic social space and contemplation. Smith enjoys container gardening, likes cats and collects vinyl records, and rocks. She is Art Program faculty at California Institute of the Arts, has a BA in Creative Arts from San Francisco State University, and an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Theater Film and Television. 

Smith’s short films, feature film, an installation and performance were work showcased at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019. Smith has had solo exhibitions at The Whitney Museum of American Art, SFMoMA, and MassMoCA. 

Smith is the recipient of the following awards: Rockefeller Media Arts Award, Creative Capital Film /Video, Chicago 3Arts Grant, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Chicago Expo Artadia Award, and Rauschenberg Residency, Herb Alpert Awards in the Arts in Film and Video 2016, United States Artists Award 2017, 2016 inaugural recipient of the Ellsworth Kelly Award, 2020 recipient of the Studio Museum Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize.