These works bring a contemporary sensibility through a combination of digital illustration and acrylic paint, as Boxx examines the ideas of Blackness through stylized portraits. The portraits are crafted with abstracted facial forms, which sometimes show the subject’s eyes as obstructed. Through these dynamic portraits, she displays the intersectionality of identities of the African diaspora through race, class, and gender of the evolving Black Experience.
- Artist: Boxx The Artist
- Installation: April 2022 to August 2022
- Location: Ticketing Hall
About the Artist:
Boxx the Artist is an Indianapolis-based, full-time visual artist originally from Gary, Indiana.
Her art initiatives are to share interactive art and offer art that serves as a connector of community. Boxx has exhibited in a host of exhibits such as the Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibit, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois, and the 26th African American Art Exhibition, Roanne H. Victor Gallery at Actors Theatre, Louisville, Kentucky. She has also participated in several public art projects through the Indy Arts Council, including the High Art Billboard Project, Murals for Racial Justice Project, and Indy Art & Seek with a community interactive mural installation located at the Martindale-Brightwood Library.
She recently served as an artist’s apprentice for the inaugural mural for the Bicentennial Mural Program, featuring a 5-story portrait of Marshall “Major” Taylor. She has served as Maker-In-Resident for the Ignite Studio at the East Hamilton Public Library in Fishers, Indiana; Artist and Curator for Cat Head Press Artist Residency, and is a 2021 Fellow for the Indiana Arts Commission, On-Ramp Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator.