Malanya Graham
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Malanya Graham

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Visual Art – New York - NYC, NY

Malanya is a Bronx-based first generation Jamaican-American. She is pursuing her BFA in Painting at Hunter College. She was awarded the Kossak Painting Fellowship for Spring & Fall of 2014 and is the Arts Editor at The Last Women\'s Magazine.com. ___ \"I paint with a deep concern about the ways in which familial units and trauma intersect. My work exposes relationships between people and places that develop during and after events like divorce, alcoholism, displacement, domestic violence and rape, and the splintering effect those conditions have on memory. “Memory”: the loss of-, the lack of-, the borrowed, the selective, the shared, the stolen and the déjà vu. Through my work, I am having a conversation with my audience about interpretation and boundaries when it comes to the Black American family as an emotional and spiritual conglomerate dealing with upheaval, shock and distress. The leading perspective is that of sisters, daughters and mothers.\" ...more