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Destiny S. Palmer

Artist. Educator.

“Interpret, engage, reminisce, critique my work. Access and question what has been presented, allow yourself to be a part of “the painting”. Dissect it until you have nothing but questions and self fulfilling answers. Allow yourself to find comfort in not knowing and maybe not understanding.”  -Destiny Palmer

Short Statement

Palmer is trained as a painter but her work explores the intersections of painting, history and color, allowing it to blur the lines of painting, sculpture and installation. Her work investigates colonial American history as it relates to her own identity as black woman. Her paintings respond gesturally and the fabric works rely on materials to navigate conceptual ideas. While Palmer’s studio work is generated from personal histories, her public art is a reclamation of space.

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