VISUAL ARTIST RESIDENCYJamiel Law
I am an illustrator, problem-solver and creative thinker. I was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. It was here where I was exposed to the arts and the cultures behind them.
I strive to make every art piece matter by taking the time to consider its meaning and importance to myself and the viewer. I aim to constantly learn about the world around me through observation and to present that through my artwork in a different and fresh way. The goal is to create work that resonates with others and establishes a genuine connection.
Client list includes: The New York Times, The New Yorker, Medium, NBC News, Slate, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Bravery Magazine, Equal Justice Initiative, and The Guardian.
“One of my greatest struggles was finding my voice,” Law says. “It was as if I was constantly chasing something. I remember a project that took place near the end of my degree that involved creating a piece where I could use whatever medium I wanted. I ended up going in a completely different direction, choosing to paint in gouache on a subject matter that hit closer to home.” The resulting piece, Don’t Breathe, featured a limited color palette and thought-provoking positive and negative spaces, and it offered a powerful statement “about the psychological notion of police presence in the African American community in the USA,” he says.
Jamiel Law will paint live on Saturday 2/17 during Timucua Amplifies Black Voices Weekend