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Artist Tschabalala Self Makes a Splash Of Diversity in the Art World

Emerging artist Tschabalala shares the experience of being a black woman in America through art.
Joshua McHugh

Tschabalala Self is a highly acclaimed contemporary artist known for her bold and expressive artwork. She was born in New York City and her work often explores the theme of her identity, race, and the female experience. Self’s unique artistic style combines painting, printmaking, and collage techniques to create several vibrant and dynamic compositions. Her artwork often features figures that are exaggerated or distorted, challenging traditional notions of beauty and representation. through her use of bold colors and energetic brush strokes.  Self’s work captures the complexity and diversity within the human experiences. Her art is celebrated for its ability to provoke thought, spark conversations, and challenge social norms. Self’s impact on the contemporary art scene cannot be overstated. Her artwork has been exhibited in prestigious galleries and museums worldwide, and she received critical acclaim for her innovative approach and powerful storytelling.!&&p=01ee35b299ab2cacJmltdHM9MTY5ODYyNDAwMCZpZ3VpZD0zNmQ3YzEyMS02NDM3LTZmNjgtMWE0NC1kMjliNjU4ZDZlYzEmaW5zaWQ9NTUzOQ&ptn=3&hsh=3&fclid=36d7c121-6437-6f68-1a44-d29b658d6ec1&u=a1L3ZpZGVvcy9yaXZlcnZpZXcvcmVsYXRlZHZpZGVvP3E9VHNjaGFiYWxhbGErU2VsZiZtaWQ9QjA0REZGQjAyMERGQjhGQkUxQzBCMDRERkZCMDIwREZCOEZCRTFDMCZGT1JNPVZJUkU&ntb=1

Tschabalala Self

piece by Tschabalala Self


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Shaylee Irons, Reporter
My name is Shaylee Irons I’m a senior at Lakes high school, class of 2024. I’m heavily involved in the art program hoping to make a living off my art after high school. I love all things involving art, fashion, writing. I would say I am for sure someone that could talk about anything for hours. Most of my writing will be focused on art and the current things actively going down in the art program...

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    Akira Jubert MongkeyaNov 13, 2023 at 3:16 pm

    i love how her work is interesting and not something you see everyday!

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    JaelleNov 3, 2023 at 10:16 am

    Her work looks amazing! Definitely someone to look into!

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    Robert KirschenbaumOct 30, 2023 at 2:06 pm

    very nice short piece, written very well.