Lehna Huie

Region: MFA Annual

 Lehna Huie is a multidisciplinary artist, educator, and cultural worker of Jamaican heritage. Her work concentrates on themes such as the soul, migration, nonlinear time, and remembrance.

Huie’s works weave together multiple visual forms as cultural vignettes rooted in an archival practice. Varying in scale, medium, and surface, accumulated art pieces are brought together with personal and found objects to form representational portraiture.

Huie honors her heritage through interdisciplinary research methods. Reflecting on facets of her identity, she creates works on surfaces such as wood, canvas, and existing paintings, and fills wall space using a patchwork approach. She layers cut-up mural scraps and bright, patterned textiles and other materials, often including video projections and soundscapes in her works. Her installation environments serve as both living shrines and alternative historical documents of the memory recovered in untold stories through the possibilities of space and dimension.