Exploring Blackness through Art

Kemi Adeyemi in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery
Kemi Adeyemi

Kemi Adeyemi wants people to know that Black art is alive and well in Seattle — if you know where to look. Intellectual discourse on Black art in Seattle? She’s working on that.

Adeyemi, assistant professor of gender, women & sexuality studies (GWSS), is director of The Black Embodiments Studio (BES), a program that brings together UW graduate students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences to examine how definitions of blackness are produced and expressed through the arts. She offers BES in collaboration with the Jacob Lawrence Gallery (JLG) in the School of Art + Art History + Design.

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