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Artist Kia Dyson Makes Stunning Digital Collages About Contemporary Black Identity


Kia Dyson is a name everyone should be familiar with. The Brooklyn based artist works in the mediums of photography, collage art, and digital art. And if we had to use three words to describe her pieces, they would be: relevant, fly, and stunning.

The Baltimore native finds solace in creating. She appreciates and frames life as it is in all of its complexities, and uses the camera and computer to bring the oftentimes-nuanced beauty of it all—and of everyone—to the forefront. Her photography work has been on display at The Reginald Lewis Museum, The Aljira Center of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. In 2014, her collage work was shown at Scope Miami.

With a strong connection to the African Diaspora, Kia's concentration is on displaying men and women of these communities in ways that the media may not. Her latest collection, "Still Black.", focuses on debunking stereotypes and divides created somewhere between slavery and now. Her goal is to promote digital imagery that shows black and brown people in various walks of life. From dapper men, women of completely different body types and our constant discussion on hair-these new works were made to encourage. "Still Black." also includes text art focused on the debate of complexions, the N-word and current events.
For more information about Kia and to view her previous photography and collage art collections, visit her website.

Check out works from "Still Black." below:

Dragged (2015)
Ladies (2015)
Queenin (2015)
Dreads
Dapper (2015)
Skin Politics (2015)
Hair Flip


Michelle Denise Jackson is Senior Editor at For Harriet. You can follow her on Twitter @MichelleJigga or reach her via email at michelle@forharriet.com.



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