Tiana Marie Mincey
TIANA MARIE is a researcher and visual artist making ties between social issues of race, imperialism, colonialism, housing politics, and self-identity. Her quilted and fiber-based works utilize traditions of collage, crochet and quilt making to call into question status-quo conditions. Ranging from personal and emotional to a critique of a larger socio-political system, her process includes the use of clothing, hair, denim, natural foods as stains, newspapers and found materials collected from site-specific locations. She is a recent graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and lives between Chicago, IL. New York City and Montclair, NJ. She is currently working in Puebla, Mexico on a short-term research project. Tiana is passionate about cooking, living and eating well and combining her artistic practice with her interest in histories and broader fight for human rights. A traveler, a writer, a dreamer, and a visual artist, her work is about bridging connections across differences and re-centering globally and historically under valued systems of knowledge.