Artist, cultural archivist, writer, and entrepreneur Keina Davis Elswick's blog. You will find inspirations, new, old and in progress work, exhibit updates and press here. "In all of my work I hope to inspire us to make connections between our ancestors and ourselves, between one culture and another, between the community and the individual".
Keina earned her MFA from Tufts University & (SMFA)The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. She was awarded a full merit award from both Tufts and The Museum School. She earned her BFA in Painting from the University of Florida. Part of Keina's early education includes spending time in the UK(London) as well. Her work is exhibited & collected throughout the US and Internationally.Keina is a two-time recipient of Individual Artist Grants from The San Francisco Arts Commission, the George Sugarman Foundation, the Puffin Foundation and was nominated for the Eureka Fellowship in 2005-2007(a 25,000 award given by the Fleishhacker Foundation). Davis-Elswick has been featured in publications throughout the US and Canada, most recently, "Imagining Ourselves: Global Voices from a New Generation of Women", an anthology and award-winning exhibit organized and published by the International Museum of Women.
Just a glimpse into my studio and one of the pieces I am working on. I plan to finish it sometime in the next few weeks. I will post the finished piece when I’m done. It is going to be a mixed media piece so there will be some tactile elements made using wood, fabric, thread, yarn etc..sewn into the canvas.