County: King County
Fellowship Award for Black Artists 2022
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With the goal of creating something that starts the process of healing for herself and others, Kamari Bright is a poet, videopoet, and creative that is heavily inspired by her life lessons and observations. The award-winning creator transcends the bounds of imagery and language by fortifying one with the other, creating a work more closely resemblant to the multi-sensory experiences of life. Her videopoems have been internationally received and lauded at Seattle Black Film Festival, the Film and Video Poetry Symposium, Tacoma Film Festival, and many others festivals; while their poetry has been featured in “NILVX: A Book of Magic,” “2018 Jack Straw Writers Anthology,” “Moss,” Bellwether Arts Week, and other avenues. The 2018 Jack Straw Writer is currently working on a manuscript connecting the influence of Christian folklore on present-day misogyny, and a videopoem extrapolating collective trauma and its connection to land stewardship. She currently lives, loves, and eats on the land of the Duwamish.
Funding for the Fellowship Award for Black Artists is made possible through the generous support of Gerg Kucera and Larry Yocom.
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Royaltee (Who We Be), digital image, 3300px * 2376px, 2021, Amina Maya
Royaltee (They Don't Know), digital image, 3300px * 2376px, 2021, Amina Maya
Washed Away, digital image, 1990px * 1327px, 2019, Kamari Bright
Gunshine, wood/various metals/silver leaf, 17" * 25", 2016, Mel Carter