Digital print on archival paper
Limited edition of 20
12 x 18 in (30.5 x 45.7 cm)
As one of the few women of color in her university program, Grace became passionate about creating work that was equally aesthetically pleasing and thought-provoking. It was during this education that Grace began to center her Blackness in her art, and it has since been a crucial focal point. Grace believes in the power that belongs to women of color who authentically voice their stories and their truth. Her work is adamantly and fervently beautiful—reversing the all-too-frequent narrative of people of color being denied beauty. Instead of leaning into the superficiality of beauty, Grace uses aesthetics to validate and uplift underrepresented communities. Blurring the line between the beautiful and the strange, her works prove that the two are closely related.