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Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Gabrielle Tesfaye

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm CST

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Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Gabrielle Tesfaye
Gabrielle Tesfaye is an interdisciplinary artist versed in painting, animation, film, puppetry and interactive installation. Her work is rooted in the African diaspora, ancient art traditions and cultural storytelling from her Jamaican and Tigrayan background. Her extensive international travel and multicultural roots echo in her mixed media approach to art making and cross-cultural content. Outside of exhibiting painting works, she uses her art in the animation studio, creating personal and cultural narrative films. She is the founder of the Tigray Art Collective, an artist initiative using art to respond to the Tigray genocide. She directed the highly acclaimed film, The Water Will Carry Us Home, which was an official selection of Black Star Film Festival, and won best experimental film at Reel Sisters of the Diaspora (NYC). Tesfaye is currently pursuing her masters degree at VCU Arts in Doha, Qatar.

All 2022-23 lectures will be FREE and offered virtually as pre-recorded events. Series supported in part by the UWM Black and Gold Committee & Differential Tuition funds, Frederick R. Layton Fund, the John Colt Memorial Art Fund, The Queer Curatorial Fund, Center for 21st Century Studies, Print Club, Focus, and OBJECT.

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November 16
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm CST
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