The following works were featured in The Southeast Review Vol. 34.2
About the Artist:
Detroit-bred Jamea Richmond-Edwards graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Jackson State University in 2004 where she studied painting and drawing. She went on to earn a MFA from Howard University in 2012. She offers a repertoire of portraits of black women drawn using ink and graphite. Her lionized figures are portrayed in regal poses, with eyes that possess alluring gazes and bodies adored with rich tapestries of color and patterns made of sequins, rhinestones, paper, and textiles. Their clothing mimics designer fashion and conceals their vulnerability and weaknesses, while elevating them from the disdained to the revered. Richmond-Edward’s work has garnered the attention of art critics from the Washington Post and the Huffington Post's "Black Artists: 30 Contemporary Art Makers Under 40 You Should Know.” Jamea has exhibited her artwork nationally and internationally including the Delaware Art Museum Centennial Exhibition, Wilmington, Delaware; Rush Arts Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Parish Gallery, Washington, D.C., and Galerie Myrtis, Baltimore, Maryland. Her works are in the permanent collection of private collectors across the country and the Embassy of the United States in Dakar Senegal.