Akea Brionne United States

A photo of a mixed-media tapestry that features female figures dancing and posing before a background of distant mountains and a cloudy blue sky.

Akea Brionne is an interdisciplinary researcher and artist whose lens-based media and textiles largely revolve around Afro-surrealism. “I believe that beyond just the environment, we will be forced to shift culturally, socially, and spiritually over the next few decades, and my work alludes to a lot of what I believe our society is and will be going through,” she says, and she hopes that by dealing in tapestry and symbols she can get the viewer to pause for a moment longer, and more fully engage with and reflect on the themes presented.