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Happy Spring, dA! It's hard to believe that my birthday is less than a month away at this point. Another year down. Wow. I don't talk much about my personal life on deviantART, but one of the large reasons that I'm less active here is because I work with an arts nonprofit in my home city where I'm largely responsible for development and some programming tasks, but I've also become very active in my local arts community as an artist and policy wonk. Outside of work, I'm helping plan an arts exhibition on climate change action and supporting two community organizations near to my heart in their events. It's also been a great time for my work as an artist. While art is one of my greatest passions, I've put so much more energy into developing myself as a researcher these past few years with school and consultant work, but working at an arts organization this past year has been very fruitful. I've finally taken the step forward toward putting myself out there professionally, having created an online portfolio, entering into local/regional exhibitions, and making myself available for commissions/collaborative work. Being a self-taught artist, I've always had a sense of imposter syndrome in the arts world since I'm not classically or professionally trained. I still have a long way to go before I get to where I want to be with my skill as an artist, but this has been a year of tremendous growth for me. 

And now a personal plug - check out my website, Ink & Grease. It's a static portfolio for now, but I plan to curate more blog content there in the future. 

Also, here's a link to Exposure: Black Voices in the Arts, an exhibition that I participated in before I graduated from grad school. This is the archived page of all of the works featured in the exhibition.

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Briana
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I am a self-taught artist, still working on my craft.

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Kawaii-Ricecake Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Student General Artist
oh no!! where'd the group go?! :O
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teamoth Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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DelusionalAsylum Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the watch :hug:
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016   General Artist
You have some crazy work here :D Love it.
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ArtOfWarStudios Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work!
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stargateatl Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!! :cake:
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Mischievousprank Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You really have a beautiful gallery and I love the powerful colors you use in your paintings! Can't wait to see my portrait through your work :)!
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Jovilicioso Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for stopping by ;)
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alteraltery Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thnx for the favs :D
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