ACCEPTANCE: Works by

Aisha Jemila Daniels

On exhibit 2/25/17 to 4/30/17

"Acceptance focuses on my internal being, allowing self-revelation, which permits an understanding of my own reality, giving me options of ways to move forward. I believe that through this understanding there comes a growth and ability to progress beyond the asinine aspects of life which have been agonizingly holding me back. Sometimes the feeling of being anxious, worried and overwhelmed can often make one feel as if they are suffocating. For this reason, I have removed my head from my body in these self-portraits. However, I am full of so much life. This is the reason I replaced my head with blooming flowers. These flowers are symbolic of my personal growth and a means to show my vitality/vigor. The images in Acceptance are alleviating for my soul, as I am learning to be honest with myself, reflecting on how my surroundings have affected me and how I choose to heal."

 

Gallery Opening Reception

Join us and artist Aisha Jemila Daniels on Friday, March 3 from 5pm to 8pm for a reception to welcome her new exhibit "Acceptance" in our Galleria.


ABOUT THE ARTIST

Aisha Jemila Daniels is a visual artist from Miami, Florida in her final year at Howard University, where she is studying Fine Art Photography. Aisha took her first photography class at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, FL back in 2008. In 2009, she entered a fine arts program at Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High. Her years at Krop resulted in her aspiration to prepare for and become a professional photographer. Aisha’s first award was given to her back in 2013 by Scholastic, she received their Gold Key award for her ceramic work and was given an exhibition in the Miami Art Museum. During the same year she received her first photographic award, an Honorable Mention award from the Young Arts Foundation. Later in 2015, she received her first award for her project Afrikans, the Shutterstock Award from Worldstudio AIGA. In summer 2016, she was honored with the Creative Conscience Award from London, United Kingdom for Afrikans. The award is given to projects that bring social impairments to light through artistic mediums in hopes to rectify them.

 

While studying in the United Arab Emirates, Aisha was fortunate to intern at Art Dubai, which is a leading international art fair for the Middle East, other parts of Asia, and Africa. Also, she received the Student Photographer of the Year Award for her Acceptance series by Martin Grahame-Dunn, one of the leading professional photography trainers of the United Kingdom. He was a judge for Photography Live Dubai, which is an international photography & videography event that serves the Middle East and North Africa.

 

Aisha has been published in Gulf Photo Plus of UAE, Femme Fotale Volume III Photo Book, which is a photographic project by women that represents women artists, ConnerSmith Gallery, In The Eleven Journal, The Street Photographer Notebook, Professional Artist Magazine, Positive Magazine and Saraba Magazine of Nigeria. Her work has been shown in the Miami Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, Wynwood, Howard University, FRIDGE DC, Krikawa Jewelry Art Gallery, Studio Gallery, World Trade Centre Dubai, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, 555 Gallery, and The Cube Gallery of NYU Abu Dhabi.


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