February 24 – March 18, 2023
Lizzie Brown is a Richmond native and alumni of Virginia Commonwealth University, where she earned a dual degree in Painting/Printmaking and Art Education.
Through her art she considers the misconceptions centered around people of color. Looking to biblical and spiritual references, she depicts the beauty, resilience, and strength of African American men, women, and children through the use of color blocked and/or highly rendered portraiture. The physical act of layering and blending paint and/or use of shape and color to construct form, symbolically blur and deconstruct the false perceptions associated with African Americans. This exhibit is a collection of paintings that serve as a renewed image of black people in all their colors.
A former art educator, she became the owner of From The Core Art Studio in fall of 2021, in order to pursue her creative endeavors, while continuing to share and foster a love for art with youth. She has been displaying her work in galleries and spaces throughout Richmond, D.C., and Maryland, working in conjunction with the Mending Walls Project, vending at various pop-up markets in surrounding areas, and leading art experiences and camps for youth. Lizzie’s connection to creating and teaching art is a form of ministry.
This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery.