BIOGRAPHY


 In this modern world of art, an eccentric personality is met with classic and contemporary elements with Kenyatta Crisp. As an artist, he began his study of art and photography back in 2012. The Cleveland, OH native is currently a mix-media artist and the owner of Crisp Photography Ltd -- with all curations under "28karatblack." Crisp's range in photography consists of portraiture, film, contemporary and glamour elements --both personal and conceptual. His work reflects Black/African American art culture but also holds an ominous unique approach to silhouettes. With blank faces and void like openness, these silhouettes hold a representation of black joy in the likeness of despair and darkness.  Artists like Gordon Parks, Jamel Shabazz, Ming Smith, and Kara Walker have held a great influence on his style of portraiture and attention to detail behind the lens. He values classic tradition through the lens of representation. As an experienced collaborator, he seeks to expand talent by working with individuals across the region, who help shape the landscape of his mission. It is his continued hope to leave a legacy of the same impact in future projects.

For inquiries, email: k.crispphotography@gmail.com

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RESIDENCIES  / EXHIBITIONS

Risograph Artist Book Residency/Empress Editions 2020 (Grantee)  Cleveland OH

Facet AI Photographer Artist Grant 2020 (Awarded) Los Angeles CA (Remote)

Roots Run Deep: A Contemporary Survey of African American Hair Culture Exhibition /Brew House Association  2021 Pittsburgh PA 

M.I.A Showcase And New Membership Drive  Exhibition @ Cleveland State University  2016 Cleveland OH 

The Cleveland Print Room's National Juried Exhibition, THE PEER SHOW 2021 Cleveland Ohio

The I.C.A.R.Y Project / Impactful Changes for At Risk Youth 2021 Cleveland OH (Non Profit)

Spaces CLE/ The Urgent Art Fund 2021 Cleveland OH (Grant Award)

Our Youth Deserve Their Roses Artist Exhibition 2021 / Cleveland Print Room

Our Youth Deserve Their Roses Artist Exhibition Extended viewing 2022 / Current Gallery

The Holy Art Gallery Virtual Showroom 2022 /  Shacklewell Ln, London E8 2DA

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