The body as voice, visual culture epistemologies



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This project explores the ways Black and Latinx women of color artists express identity through the body in visual art. It is two part in nature, consisting of written research and an entire curated art exhibition. For the purposes of this thesis, I present four works from within the exhibition from artists Ari Brielle, Tiara Unique Francois, Tina Medina and Eliana Miranda. The theme of the project and exhibition centers around the concept of Intersectionality and the ways these women use the site of the body to reflect interconnected, social and personal issues women of color face and the ways they contribute to social justice. Each artwork is accompanied by a visual analysis that connects elements within the work to Black and Chicana feminist theory on Intersectionality and the creative process as tools of resistance and resilience.



Art History, Women's Studies, Gender Studies