The Pieces of Our Puzzles

Jennifer Elaine

Her art is internally driven, like a gateway to the soul. Jenn's creativity is inspired by her own passions and emotions. She loves big, natural Afrocentric hair and bright engaging colors, so most of her artwork displays black women with kinky curly hair accompanied by a vibrant, colorful background. Jenn has also been inspired by the "Black Girl Magic" movement by creating phenomenal paintings that illustrate the universal awesomeness of black women in a positive light by celebrating our beauty, power, dopeness, and resilience. You can see more of her art at www.orijennalart.com.

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Emmanuel Ignatius

A young open-minded Visual artist who loves to come up with creative concepts that marry beauty and functionality through art that is intelligent, clean, and minimalistic in its visual aesthetic. I want to capture all the simple African based stories that tend to be forgotten by most. Since it’s the small things that we do define us as Africans, I make these illustrations in a minimal way to remind us of who we are.

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MiChelle Risby

MiChelle Risby's artwork explores themes such as dance, relationships, and abstract forms. With her background in web development, MiChelle enjoys the flexibility and versatility of working digitally and is exploring different mediums. 

 

With a passion for technology, cultural art, and puzzles, MiChelle Risby started Pieces Of Us By Us to bring all of her loves together.

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Cbabi Bayoc

Cbabi (pronounced Kuh-bob-bi) Bayoc is an internationally-known visual artist and illustrator residing in St. Louis, Missouri. His subjects include family, children, music, and a bunch of other cool stuff designed with line, bold color and phunk!

Over the years, Cbabi has had the pleasure of working with a variety of clients and families, all equally appreciated. Some notable clientele includes The artist Prince, Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola, New Line Cinema, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and MCA Records, to name a few. Catch more of his art at www.cbabibayoc.com.

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Toni'Tria Ballard

Toni'Tria Ballard is a twenty-three-year-old multimedia graduate from IUPUI. Although her most preferred medium is graphite because of its versatility, she holds all mediums close to her heart. Her subject matter ranges from creepy horror to black activism. 

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Yeabtsega Getachew

Hello, I am Yeabtsega Getachew, a digital artist based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Art is the passion that gives me the freedom to explore ideas in my own personal way of thinking. I love creating art because it is the realm where I can think outside the box and express deep and meaningful ideas the way I want them to be. It challenges me to see far out into the future and consider whether I will impact the way we see art from the country where I live. Most of my work seeks to use a method to convey abstract ideas that any viewer can interpret and relate to their personal life. Doing what I do is a privilege I am thankful for.

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