RECLAIMING BLACK IDENTITY

September 26, 2019

Not until taking photographs of her father (who was diagnosed with prostate cancer) did she decide to take a new approach to her work. She chose to make storytelling and cultural identity the main focus, especially because Black girls in her environment are discouraged from identifying with their culture because it is not the Eurocentric norm...

Prince George's Museum

August 20, 2019

“We were looking for something to do art-based and community-based for our son,” said Urquilla of Hyattsville, whose family was visiting for the first time. “This is an incredible space and really powerful. The artwork is amazing.”

Visitors, members and other guests strolled inside the 4,000-square-foot building to view “Deeply Embedded,” a new exhibit by local artist Tawny Chatmon that opened Saturday and will be on display through Sept. 17....

BELLA Magazine

August 22, 2019

Since its debut in Sweden in 2010, Fotografiska has embedded itself as a Haven for innovation and free expression. Synonymous with contemporary photography, its goal is to bring forth rich history and culture through more than 200 exhibitions...

Beauty, Power, Narrative

April 20, 2019

Galerie Myrtis and The Agora Culture present Blackface: A Reclamation of Beauty, Power, and Narrative. In asserting the beauty of the black body, affirming its power — and societal and historical place, curators Myrtis Bedolla and Jessica Stafford Davis offer a counter narrative to the racist archetypes that evolved from 18th century minstrelsy, and its negative stereotyping of African Americans that prevails today.

Donna Karan and Mashonda Tifrere’s Empowering “King Woman” Show

April 15, 2019

“Artists selected for this show project their own gender identity in a powerful and unabashed way. The exhibition’s title, “King Woman,” intends to subvert the cultural notion that women should aspire to be just a ‘goddess’ or a ‘queen.’ Each artwork selected for “King Woman” emotively positions ... 

13th Havana Biennial

April 12, 2019

Location:
Galeria Carmen Montilla
Norma Jimenez Iradiz, Directora
Calle de los Oficios No. 162, Old Havana
Opening Reception: April 13, 2019, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Curators Myrtis Bedolla and Ana Joa reunite for the second iteration of Building Bridges II: The Politics of Love, Identity, and Race. In bridging peoples, politics, and cultures, the exhibition investigates the dogma of love, gender politics, and prevailing assumptions about identity and race. We thank Eusebio Leal Spengler, Old Havana Restoration Project for his support...

Professional Photographer Magazine

April 01, 2019

Her father’s death devastated her, but it also changed the way she viewed her work. “With his passing, something in me died but something else awakened,” she explains. “I realized that I couldn’t go back to my career as a commercial photographer, taking pictures of things that didn’t have a deep meaning for me. I’d come to see my camera as a way to communicate such pain, passion, frustration, and joy.”...

#ShareBlackStories

February 01, 2019

As a part of this initiative, the company used its own Instagram account to highlight the work of creators like Uzumaki CepedaTawny Chatmon, and Paola “Pao Pao” Mathé...

Maryland-based artist Tawny Chatmon combines traditional portraiture with digital collage, layering elements of antique patterns, vintage botanicals...

February 06, 2019

Maryland-based artist Tawny Chatmon combines traditional portraiture with digital collage, layering elements of antique patterns, vintage botanicals, and wildlife illustrations onto images of her children and other relatives. Once printed, Chatmon often revisits the digital textures she has superimposed, physically adding layers of gold ornamental elements or paint...

The Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art

December 27, 2018

Galerie Myrtis is proud to announce The Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art acquisition of works by Alfred Conteh and Tawny Chatmon...

IPA Photographer of The Year

October 24, 2018

Motherhood did not curtail Tawny Chatmon’s ambition as an artist —rather, it reinforced it. Amid the complex intersection of both roles, her work jumps across time and space to define some shared human truths: the search for representation and the desire to shape a better world for our children.

Her portfolio is brimming with blends of multiple genres of visual art, and her photographs speak volumes. With her precise and detailed execution and her beautiful and well-thought concepts, her distinct style stands out from the crowd....

Interview with Zing Tsjeng for Broadly (VICE)

Afropunk Feature

Sweet faces emerge from lush flowerbeds, vulnerable but resilient. An allusion to the Mexican proverb,”They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds,“ fine artist Tawny Chatmon’s work is the embodiment of historic black resistance, ancestral pride, and the unreal magic of black girlhood.

Okay Africa

April 05, 2018

Maryland-based visual artist, Tawny Chatmon's latest work The Awakening, is just that—a rousing collection of intricate, melanin-enriched pieces that truly awaken the visual sense...

Saatchi Art One To Watch

March 02, 2018

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