Jamele W. Wright

Region: South

City / State: Atlanta, GA

 I am a multidisciplinary artist. My work is concerned with the Black American vernacular experience. The work entails collecting and gathering found materials, Georgia red clay, and Dutch Wax cloth. I create a conversation between family, tradition, and the spiritual and material relationship between Africa and the South. My process is influenced by hip-hop, the way it gathers different cultural influences through sampling. Like the music, my work is charged with an energy passed down, then channeled through the diaspora lineage. The work is also inspired by the Great Migration of Black Americans, who left the familiar in the hope of something better.