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Kesha Bruce

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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Pella, Iowa
Birth year
1975
Lives in
France
Works in
US and France
Schools
University of Iowa, 1997, BFA Painting
Hunter College
Tags
mixed-media, photography
Statement

My work combines painting and photography
to explore memory, history, and mythological
tales. Each of my works lies at the cross roads
of African American folklore, childlike
sentimentality, and magical-spiritual belief.  

The narrative elements originate from a
religious upbringing that combined southern
Baptist tradition with both African and Native
American belief systems.  My  imagery stems
from my life-long fascination with folktales,
superstition, and storytelling. 

I use drawing, photography, and collage to
examine the historical and metaphysical
aspects of storytelling as they relate to the
modern African Diaspora.  Through collage
and layering, each work becomes a repository
for memories, dreams, and historical tales.

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