The Shape of Blackness : Artists


Nicole Dixon

My most recent body of work, Transcendent Iconography, explores the physicality of the black body with the veil of white supremacy removed, revealing what is inherent–spirituality, ancestral connections, unique powers/gifts/talents, beauty, etc….When I look at contemporary blackness, I see very fundamental truths that cannot be extinguished, no matter how hard many may try.

Nicole Dixon was born in Oakland, CA and in 2002, received a BA in Studio Art at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to exhibiting paintings, she has produced commissioned works, including family portraits and in-home murals, for over a decade. Dixon has served as the altar-artist for numerous gatherings, conferences, and activist organizations. She is also a Montessori preschool teacher, and firmly believes education and creative expression go hand-in-hand. Dixon teaches art to youth and adults alike, which has taken her as far as the Kalahari as guest art instructor. She uses art as an interactive medium as well as a vehicle for self-transformation, community bridge-building, and positive social change.


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