Kiesha White

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