DeJeonge Reese

DeJeonge Reese (she/her) is a black female, visual artist, educator and art advocate from Yeadon, Pennsylvania. She uses her art and creativity to stimulate new and on-going conversations on the various facets of identity within the black community. I am a visual artist whose passions led me to explore the various facets of identity, specifically the body and beauty ideals among women of color. My inspiration is drawn from my identity as a Black woman, especially regarding the past and present discourse surrounding Black hair and beauty expectations. When I started to re-identify myself through my natural hair, I became impacted enough to explore these themes and ideas through my art. I mine these themes through mediums such as mixed media sculpture, installations, and performances. By fusing themes and ideas from both the past and present; my art explores various connotations surrounding black hair and beauty expectations. Therefore, contributing to on-going conversations on cultural identity as African Americans.ighlights these intersections through her passion for experimenting with a variety of mediums and materials.

Last updated: Nov 27, 2023