Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Art
One’s identity is shaped by many factors such as race, culture, physical appearance, nationality, and religion—amongst many more. As an artist, the subjugation of identity in the context of race, gender, and sexuality is a world I examine closely. Subverting myths of sexual deviancy and racial inferiority that perpetually pathologizes Black feminine sexuality, I often use and reference my own body to create avenues of power through physical and intellectual pleasure. Through material use of clay, metal, photography, and installation, I emphasize on how contemporary Black social cultures are able to write their own narratives in order to further progressions of an inclusive present and future for themselves.
Program Director's Department
Graduate School of Art
Ogbara, Lola, "Pleasure is All Mine" (2020). Graduate School of Art Theses. ETD 142.
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