Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Degree

Master of Arts

Program

Visual Arts

Supervisor

Daniela Sneppova

Abstract

The first chapter is an examination of contemporary artist, Kara Walker and her 2001 installation, Endless Conundrum An African Anonymous Adventuress. I discuss how Walker exploits the craft of Victorian silhouette portraiture to critique existing representations of her African American race. I specifically inspect how Walker critiques representations of the Black female body as an exotic Other. The second chapter is a discussion of my art practice. Specifically I use queer, feminist, and anti-racist theory to discuss drawing, abstraction, and identity. The third chapter is a collection of images that document my drawing practice.

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