Nick Cave is an amazing fabric sculptor and performance artist from Chicago, Illinois. He is also the director of The Art Institute of Chicago’s Graduate Fashion Program. His inspiration comes from African art traditions and ceremonial dresses. Nick is known for his Soundsuits which are costumes that completely cover the individual’s body. He developed the costumes out of dyed human hair, sisal, beads, plastic buttons, wire feathers, and sequins. Nick created the costumes as a second skin that hides gender, race, and class so the audience can watch without judgment. His work is a mixture of dance, choreography, and fashion.
Banneet Lakhesar is a creative artist and founder of her global style of modern desi disapur pop art. Her paintings are inspired by her background in sculpture. She majored in sculpture at OCAD University in Toronto. Her artwork represents old school Bollywood and pop culture which reflects her favorite Hindi film Mughal-E- Azam. She also was able to collaborate with amazing brands such as Fenty Beauty and Adidas.
Artist Mickalene Thomas creates amazing paintings that are embellished with rhinestones, enamel, and colorful acrylics. Her paintings represent African American beauty, sexual identity, and power. She also includes different genres in her artwork such as portraiture, landscape, still life, and nude. Mickalene Thomas was born in Camden, New Jersey, and studied at Yale University School of Art in 2002.
Mickalene Thomas Interview