Sunday, June 16, 2024

LaNia Sproles

LaNia grew up in the segregated city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and graduated with a BFA from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.

She devotes most of her time conducting research on the philosophies of self perception, queer and feminist theories, and inherent racial dogmas; while also examining the contemporary works’ of Laylah Ali, Kara Walker and poet, Warsan Shire.

The combination of printmaking and drawing inspires her to challenge these concepts and to push beyond the traditional expectations of not only the figure but printmaking itself. Through collage and assemblage she strives to conduct work that pays homage to imagery free from the barriers of social constructs and honest in its vulnerability.

Next Door Neighbors Gouache, ink, watercolor pencil, colored pencil, watercolor crayons 13 ⅝ x 19 ¾ in 2018
Kentuckyana Watercolor crayon, gouache, marker, glitter 20x18in 2019
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