The Black Art Depot

Shanequa Gay Nosy Neighbors by Shanequa Gay

The Black Art Depot is proud to be able to finally present the art of Shanequa Gay to our community. I have long been a fan of her artwork and I'm overjoyed to be able to add to the collection of incredible ethnic artwork available on our website. If you are not familiar with Shanequa please check out the resources we have provided below to educate yourself on this talented sister. We have included her biography and a video from her presentation at the Auburn Ave. Research Library in Atlanta, Georgia. At this event she discussed her popular traveling exhibit "The Southern Way: Grits, Gals and Glory".


Artist Biography

Shanequa Gay, an Atlanta native, has drawn praise and critical acclaim for her depictions of southern life and black women, and is a highly sought-after speaker and lecturer. Her current traveling exhibition, The FAIR GAME Project, is her advocacy on behalf of African-American males, which is inspired in large part by her hopes, fears, and concerns for her own son.

She has exhibited her work at prestigious venues and events including the Chattanooga African American Museum, the Hunter Museum of American Art (Chattanooga), the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History (Atlanta), Emory University (Atlanta), Mason Murer Gallery (Atlanta), and the National Black Arts Festival (Atlanta). Her work is among the private collections of actor Samuel L. Jackson, musician/songwriter Leon Russell, and event planner to the stars Preston Bailey.

She is a graduate of the Art Institute of Atlanta and currently attends the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), where she has received awards and scholarships. She is honored to have her as part of the permanent collection for SCAD Hong Kong. In 2013, she was chosen by Low Country Luxe and The Congressional Club to create an illustration of the White House, which was featured as packaging for the 2013 First Lady's Luncheon hostess gift. First Lady Michelle Obama and more than 1,800 attendees received the gift.

 

Shanequa's Artist Talk from the Auburn Ave. Research Library

If you would like to view more artwork by Shanequa please visit our: Shanequa Gay Art Gallery.

Written by Kani Ayubu — July 04, 2014

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