Dx3: Dialogues in Diversity & Design | Grace Lynne Haynes
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About the Event
Grace Lynne Haynes is a California born visual artist currently based in New Jersey. She received her BFA from
ArtCenter in 2017. Grace creates lusciously composed paintings containing bright textures and patterns.
Intricate moments are juxtaposed against flat, black swaths of paint shaped to represent black female bodies.
The artist’s painterly devices lead the viewer to question the very nature of color and how historically symbolic
meanings surrounding colors and shades, especially black, are constructed. In Haynes’s work, black appears
aspirational, dignified, and sublime. The result is a network of images addressing complex topics and
stereotypes surrounding black femininity.