Kenyssa Evans is an interdisciplinary artist who constructs narratives that are both personal and universal to the evolving state of Black identity. With a focus on time and representation on Black imaginary, process, and refusal, she set meditation on envisioning a set of futures that would require to reject the western structure of Blackness. She looks into what it could mean to lean into the community beyond representational politics, the need for restorative practices, and a Black aesthetic defined outside a white settler gaze. Through a precise visual language of imagery, materials, objects, and language in constant metaphorical motion, her work simultaneously holds aspects of the Black modes of expressivity.
Currently lives and works in Washington, D.C.