Transforming Tragedy Mural Artist
FROM THE ARTIST
Chelsey Luster is a Philadelphia-based curator, visual artist and art instructor from Baltimore, Maryland. Her curated group exhibitions focus on exploring social and political concepts regarding race, gender, and sexuality. The body of visual artworks that Luster is developing is influenced by the impact that the current political climate in the United States has on black women. Luster’s personal practice shapes her teaching style by her creation of a classroom that encourages and develops critical thinkers, observers of contemporary/historical art and the political movements that influenced the artists, and a student’s right to question the world around us. Chelsey’s mission as a creative is to design exhibitions that defy ways of thinking about the binaries of our existence, depict the complexities of her identity to form unity, community, and raise awareness, and to inspire children to be their truest selves to create a future that accepts individuality.
WHY THE TRANSFORMING TRAGEDY MURAL?
I’m getting involved in both of the mural projects!