In concert with YoungArts and in celebration of the exhibition, Home: Reimagining Interiority (on view until December 19, 2022 at the Tisch Gallery, New York, NY), we are pleased to present a reception and panel featuring artists and curators from the exhibition as they interrogate the very concept of home as an interior space of refuge and repose. The exhibit features photographic and text-based work by 20 cross-generational and interdisciplinary artists as they draw the viewer in to show the intimate and personal impact of larger social and political events that we are only beginning to understand. In what significant ways do these Black visual narratives respond to the dynamic cultural, political, social, and economic and intimate changes that have forced us to (re)interrogate previous conceptions of Blackness and home? What happens to the very notion of home as a space of refuge and repose when the lines between public and private space become blurred?

Cosponsored by the Department of Photography & Imaging, NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

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Phylicia Ghee

Phylicia Ghee
(c) Alona Shavi Cabrera

Phylicia Ghee is an interdisciplinary visual artist, photographer and curator. Ghee’s artwork documents transition, explores healing, ritual, ceremony & personal rites-of-passage. She is interested in the intersection between the physical and the spiritual. Taught by her Grandfather at an early age; Ghee works in photography, performance, video, fibers, mixed media, installation & painting. She earned her BFA in Photography with a Concentration in Curatorial Studies from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010. 

Ghee has exhibited work at The Baltimore Museum of Art, Galerie Myrtis, The Egyptian Embassy, Art on the Vine (Martha’s Vineyard), Young Collectors Contemporary (Memphis, TN), The African American Museum (Philadelphia, PA), and more. She is the recipient of numerous awards including being named 2020 Baker Artist Award Finalist, 2020 Pratt>FORWARD Fellow (Mickalene Thomas & Jane South) and 2020 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalist. She received recognition from Maryland’s First Lady Yumi Hogan & the Maryland Behavioral Health Administration for her art and activism in raising awareness on issues surrounding mental health, behavioral health and substance use disorder. 

Ghee worked as a professional photographer for over 15 years. She just finished a 4-month contract working as the Official Photographer for the U.S. Capitol, House of Representatives. Ghee is the first Black Woman in American history to ever hold this position.

Carlos Hernandez

Carlos Hernandez

Carlos Hernandez (b. 2001, La Vega, Dominican Republic) is a Dominican-American artist, curator, photo-editor and organizer based in the New York Metropolitan area. He began working in lens-based media at the age of 15, starting with timed media and later developing a love for stills and multimedia work. In 2020 he founded Arte Pa Mi Gente, an initiative focused on intersectional queer liberation through arts activism. The work of their artistic practice currently focuses on notions of identity within representation for the uplifting of Black, Brown, and Queer voices through conceptual explorations of oppressive histories. Most recently, they curated ‘“To/From the Motherland(s),” a group exhibition at the ESPERANZA Project Space. Their art and writing has been published in publications such as WhiteWaller Magazine, Art and Type Mag, BlackSwan Magazine, and ISO Magazine. Hernandez has exhibited across the US at the Montclair Art Museum, Sotheby’s Auction House, and the National YoungArts Foundation Gallery. He is a Hispanic Scholarship Fund & Gilman International Scholar, as well as a 2019 Gordon Parks Scholar & YoungArts Winner in Photography. Hernandez is currently pursuing a BFA in Photography & Imaging at NYU Tisch with a double major in Social & Cultural Analysis.

Ava Tiye Kinsey

Headshot of Ava Tiye Kinsey

Ava Tiye Kinsey

Ava Tiye Kinsey is a daughter of Dallas, Texas. Her family was instrumental in championing the struggle for Civil Rights and Black Power in Texas and other Southwestern states. Her heritage, no doubt, informs her activism and artistry. Portions of her Master’s Thesis was published in Judson Jeffries’, The Black Panther Party in a City Near You.

Her life’s work has been to infuse artistic practice with an understanding of Social and Restorative Justice practices. She credits her time as Co-Director of the DreamYard Art Center in the Bronx as helping to shape her pedagogical and community-centered point of view.

Ava received a Bachelor and Master of Arts in Africana Studies from Howard University and Temple University, respectively.

In August of 2018, Ava began a new appointment as the Associate Director of Education at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. There, she streamlines and refines curriculum through BAM’s Education Department’s mission framework: Vision, Voice, and Power. This framework centers young people, teaching artists, and artists of color in the intentional artistry happening in the classroom.

Currently, Ava Tiye is creating an animated children’s series that is an ode to Bed-Stuy and the African Diasporan communities that defined the iconic Brooklyn neighborhood.