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Instagram Takeover | Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud

Experience a slice of life from a Houston-area artist in CAMH’s new artist takeover series on Instagram Stories. This week, artist Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud joins us to share about Black land art and land poetics.

About Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud

Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud writes and makes art about landscapes, mapping, and Blackness. Her art is minimal in form and is often inspired by poetics and rituals of African-Americans and more broadly the African diaspora. She has participated in exhibitions and residencies throughout the Americas in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America, and studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Ayanna is director of education and public programs at the Houston Botanic Garden, creating the organization’s first-ever public programs which will link plants/nature, people and culture. She is a proud mom of Zahir, which means radiance and light, and enjoys map collecting, exploring nature, architecture and art