ArtLeadHer Karmimadeebora McMillan was born and raised in North Carolina and now works from her studio in Brooklyn, New York where she creates elaborate abstract paintings depicting whimsical scenes using colorful figures.
Karmimadeebora’s paintings visit old childhood notions of race and the idea of darkness through characters. Her artwork of choice for our ArtLeadHER exhibit are her spirit sticks. Get to know a little context of her work below and make sure to visit the ArtLeadHER exhibit at the Joseph Gross Gallery, on display until May 28th.
Though we live in a generation where women leaders are on a steady rise, there are still challenges that are marked by living in a patriarchal society. Looking at the ratio of men to women representation in the arts for example, highlights quite a jarring disproportion of artist depiction. While 51% of visual artists in present day identify as women, only 28% of museum solo exhibitions actually spotlight them…