Defense Date

2022

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Painting and Printmaking

First Advisor

Sandy Zohore

Second Advisor

Cara Benedetto

Third Advisor

Caitlin Cherry

Fourth Advisor

nicole killian

Fifth Advisor

Hope Ginsburg

Abstract

As I welcome Richmond, VA into my family, I find myself needing to make roots and webs and nets and branches that ground me, that place myself as a Black, queer, mixed race, artist, activist, educator, storyteller, and cultural worker in this city. I am called to the streets before I am called to my studio. I question what it means to be a part of an institution that is slowly eating this city up. I become a story collector. I need to know where I am and whose land I now call home.

Rights

© Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo

Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

5-4-2022

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