About

Fabiola Jean-Louis’ work is an inquiry into social change as it relates to race. Her work speaks to the shocking treatment of blacks throughout history, yet it is also filled with a vision of hope, resilience, and justice for the future. Jean-Louis celebrates black and brown female bodies through haunting photographic essays and paper sculptures that are styled like the garments worn by female European nobility between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries.

At MAD, Jean-Louis will continue her “Rewriting History” series by focusing on paper sculptures that are two-dimensional. These sculptures will remain completely white to invoke curiosity and conversation among guests. In this work, Jean-Louis is interested in exploring the feelings associated with seeing a previously worn, vintage garment and the connections these garments make with respect to human life, specifically black lives.

Jean-Louis attended Nova Southeastern University. For more information, please visit: www.fabiolajeanlouis.com.

Current Studio Artists

Monika Zarzeczna , Mixed-Media Sculpture and Installation, Tuesday

Lily Moebes, Textiles, Wednesday

Elodie Blanchard, Textiles, Thursday

Jesse Harrod, Mixed-Media Sculpture, Friday

Damien Davis, Mixed-Media Sculpture, Saturday

Victoria Manganiello, Textile Installation, Sunday

Emma Sulkowicz, Sculpture, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

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