VISUAL ARTIST RESIDENCY

Jamiel Law

February 2024

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.

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“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

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