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land + environment: Jessica Gaynelle Moss, Amina K. Cooper, Mavis Gragg, Ricardo iamuuri Robinson
January 7, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

A series of virtual discussions that bridge prominent and influential Pittsburgh-based artists and scholars with nationally-recognized Black makers and creators moderated by artist Jessica Gaynelle Moss. Content will be accessible during select weekdays at 5pm EDT via Zoom between November 2021 to January 2022.

healing liberation bioAmina Cooper is a curator, public arts consultant, public art policy strategist and founder of Amewa Fine Art.  She has over a decade of experience working with fine art and public art collections for leading municipalities, museums and galleries in Washington, DC and Boston, MA. She currently manages over 3 million dollars in large scale public art projects as a public art consultant. She is a past member of the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Advisory Council and the inaugural Forecast Change Lab Research Fellow. Amina is currently sharing a broad survey of public art by Black designers via the Instagram account @Blackmonuments. She is a graduate of Howard University and Boston University, where she studied fine arts and arts administration. (@blackmonuments)

healing liberation bioMavis Gragg is an art enthusiast and seasoned attorney based in Durham, NC. A co-founder of Black Girl Basel and Pop Box Art Gallery, she previously served as a docent at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and currently the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation Board. (@petalingwithmavis, @popboxgallery)

healing liberation bioRicardo Iamuuri Robinson is a conceptual sound artist. His works attend to patterns and forms in sound and space, using deep listening techniques and reproduction technologies for engaging sonic influences and reforming social self awareness. He calls this artistic practice “Sonarcheology.” A creative art practice merging improvisational listening with environmental archeology.  By way of this method the art attempts to relisten to the interrelationships between sound and shape, sonic information and sonic place…or what he calls “the ancestry of sound.”  (@lavenderfreddy)