I am an artist, poet and songwriter. In my visual art colors are important. I like to listen to water. I like to relax. Art helps me with stress. Waterfalls, sunlight, rainbows; I like them all. I made a quilt with flowers and big colors.
I like cheetahs. They live in the grass and run fast. I like cheetah prints in fabric, all the colors.
My family and friends are important to me and my work. Music is also special. A big influence on my work is Aretha Franklin, soul and jazz music and Raven-Symoné.
I also like movies. My favorite movie is Romeo and Juliet. I like Shakespeare’s poetry. I like the way they look, I like the way they talk and the clothes they wear.
I’m an artist who likes to collaborate. At NIAD I chose to work with Halisi Noel-Johnson. We are working on poems together. I like the way she writes; she inspires me. Teachers also inspire me at NIAD. I like to work on my sewing with Kieren Dutcher. NIAD is important to me.
// Kiesha’s available work //
recent exhibition history
Making in Color organized by Edwige Charlot // NIAD Online Exhibition // November 2022
Follow the String, organized by Emma Spertus, Julio Rodriguez, Felicia Griffin, Dorian Reid, and Kiesha White // MarinMOCA, Novato, CA // October 2022
Saves Nine, organized by Megan Kiskaddon // NIAD Online Exhibition // May 2022
In Love., organized by Meg Pohlod // NIAD Online Exhibition // May 2022
Superbloom, organized by Erin McCluskey Wheeler // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // April 2022
Art of the African Diaspora// Richmond Art Center // January – March 2022
Innersense, ushered by Germán Herrera // NIAD Online Exhibition // January 2022
Collective Memory: NIAD, organized by Hannah Mode // NIAD Art Center // February 2019
Families And Friends, organized by Nakiesha White // NIAD Art Center // July 2020