"I WANT A YOUNG PERSON TO WALK IN MY EXHIBITION AND UNDERSTAND THAT FAILURE DOES NOT MEAN THE END. PAINTING IS WHERE GOD IS LEADING ME. SO, I HAVE HAD TO BREAK AWAY FROM WHAT OTHERS HAD IN MIND FOR ME AND BECOME OKAY WITH MY MISTAKES," SHE AFFIRMED. GET ACQUAINTED WITH THE RESILIENT MAKINGS OF QUIANA PARKS.
Artist, cancer survivor, DJ, and philanthropist Quiana Parks. Parks was born and raised in Paterson, New Jersey, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. Quiana Parks' first solo exhibition documents the creativity and strength inspired by 16 years of Lymphoma survival.
Each artwork reveals her traumas and accomplishments. Parks' work celebrates the Black experience, spirituality, legacy, and architects like Picasso, Basquiat, Hammons, Kahlo, and Marclay. Parks' autobiographical illustrations acknowledge her grandparents' love and influence.