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Bio

Durrett is an abstract figurative visual artist whose work explores identity and connectivity. She holds a B.Arch from University of Arizona School of Architecture, where the Black human experience greatly influences her work. painting became an outlet for releasing emotions and regaining strength after escaping an 8-year abusive relationship in 2022. Her artistic journey began as a quest for personal freedom and breaking free of psychological and emotional chains holding her back from embracing her true self. 

 

Durrett has participated in several national exhibitions including her solo show in Orlando, the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Orlando Museum of Art, Hyatt Regency Hotel in Orlando, Spectrum Art Basel Miami, PRIZM, AfriKin Art Fair Miami and EXPO Chicago. Notable accolades include features in the Orlando Foundation for Architecture archives, 1919 Mag, Blacque, and Sugarcane Magazine. Forthcoming exhibitions will be held at Focus Art Fair and Hampton Fine Art Fair in New York.

 

Durrett currently lives and works in Florida, using art to empower marginalized narratives and facilitate cross-cultural healing.

Statement

As an African American artist, I explore the journey of self-rediscovery and mental/emotional well-being through abstract figurative works. My mixed media works expose our spiritual vulnerabilities, where  joy, desire, and authentic expression flourish free from societal masks. I delve into the simple complexities of womanhood, the unclarity of lineage, and the persistent quest to uncover roots and connections binding us all as a human race. By infusing vibrant flora, natural elements, subtle architectural nuances, intricate linework, and aboriginal patterns, I pay homage to my Afro-Indigenous heritage while reconnecting with the natural world. 

 

Through rich textures, pointillism, and detailed narratives, my practice celebrates healing by embracing the duality within the African diaspora experience. The works mirror resilience, heritage, and the unbreakable human-nature bond. By exploring intimate transformation alongside collective Black identity, I invite self-discovery where vulnerability catalyzes growth, and the natural realm guides us toward unity.

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