Down to the Roots

July 5
July 30, 2023
DeJeonge Reese
Meet the Artist during gallery hours
Sunday, July 9 and Saturdays, July 15, 22 and 29.
First Friday: 
Friday, July 7, 2023
5 - 8pm
DeJeonge Reese (she/her) is a black female, visual artist, educator and art advocate from Yeadon, Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelors degree in Visual Arts from The Lincoln University of Pennsylvania and her masters degree in studio art from Moore College of art and design in Philadelphia, PA. With a background in ceramics; DeJeonge used her time at Moore to explore other mediums such as installation, mixed media and performance art.
When she started to grow her own natural hair, she began to question the various past and present discourses surrounding beauty standards among women of color. She uses her art and creativity to stimulate new and on-going conversations on the various facets of identity within the black community;  highlighting these intersections through her passion for experimenting with a variety of mediums and materials.