Episode 51 features mixed-media, Guyanese-American artist, Theresa Chromati. She has garnered critical and institutional attention for figurative paintings that are shaped by fragmented forms of desire and constant motion. Bursts of complex color, sensual protrusions, and texture deploy abstraction to explore various contemporary realities of black woman. These bodies are at once imaginative, bordering on grotesque, and celebratory as they convey a variety of emotional and spiritual states of being. She was born and raised in Baltimore, attended the Pratt Institute, and is now based in New York City. Recently, her work was on view at The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Pérez Art Museum Miami, and The Moscow Museum of Modern Art. She has been featured in The New York Times, i-D, Interview Magazine, Juxtapoz, Architectural Digest, and Vogue.
Form Forming — All the Pieces Bring Me Closer to You ( Woman Supported by a Scrotum Flower )
Acrylic and glitter on canvas and wood panel
88” x 80”
Gathered a Bunch of Scrotum Flowers and Now I am on my Way (She’s Getting There isn’t she)
Digital print mounted on Delaware Contemporary Facade
30’ x 30’