Amuri Morris

Our Lady

Amuri Morris is an artist currently studying painting and printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Artist Statement: With this piece I’m looking at the dialect between a history of aristocratic representation and the use of portraiture as a statement of power and the individual’s sense of empowerment. Here I elevate this figure to a level of high culture that is classically unavailable to her because of her place as a black female. I paint her with such surety so that her place and regalness are unquestioned.

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