Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle
In a series of works on paper, wood panel, and photo transparencies, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle explores what she describes as the "historical present," which speaks to the residue of history and how it affects our contemporary world perspectives. Her focus is primarily on the Black female body and how perceptions of it have been distorted within the visual cultures of the past and present. With fluid and imaginative renderings in India ink and acrylic paint, she draws directly onto colonial images of West African women, interrupting colonial narratives and creating a hypermythic territory that critiques the history of racism-its impact on female identity and its consequences in the world in which we live.
Hinkle lives and works in Los Angeles, California.