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Aaminah Shakur (b.1974) is an artist, art historian, culture critic, editor, intuitive, poet, and writer. Their visual artwork is primarily mixed media that combines collage, painting, and traditional craft such as embroidery, beadwork, and other fiber arts. They are particularly interested in the preservation of traditions and so-called craft that are often gendered and racialized. Their work explores the hybridity of traditional methods and materials with futurist methods and materials that represent the cultural practice of remembering history and carrying it forward into the future. Additionally, Shakur is deeply invested in addressing how art spaces, art writing, and art conversations can be designed to be accessible in terms of disability and fatness, and inclusive of underrepresented community members. Shakur graduated with a B.S. in Art History and minor in Museum Studies in May 2019 and a certificate in Visual & Critical Studies in August 2021 from Kendall College of Art & Design in Grand Rapids, MI. They can be contacted at aaminahshakur@gmail.com

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