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Florida State Parks, FL

Colored Beach

Yarn on plastic mesh

As a multi-media portrait artist, I’m interested in preserving the intersectionality of black, brown, and Afro-Caribbean individuals who live in underserved communities. Kei Miller is a Jamaican writer/poet who currently teaches at the University of Miami. His swagger is reminiscent of cool in the 60’s and 70’s and the colored beach could’ve been a place for him if he was born a few generations ago. His fibers would’ve been interwoven within the sand and beach waters, where his ancestors might have traveled through.

Location: https://www.floridastateparks.org

Born in New Jersey, Lives/works in Fort Lauderdale. FL. Received a BFA and BS from the University of South Florida. Received MFA at Florida Atlantic University (2014). Solo exhibitions include, NSU Art Museum of Fort Lauderdale, Miramar Cultural Center, Coral Spring Museum of Art (2023); Girls Club Warehouse, Fort Lauderdale, (2022). Group exhibitions include, Kinfolk House, Armory Art Center, New Bedford Art Museum, and Studio 18. Lopez received the Broward County Cultural Division Artist Innovation Grant for 2022–2023.