Destiny Belgrave was born and raised in Brooklyn NY and nurtured, with a Caribbean-American upbringing. She is currently based in Baltimore while she pursues a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Her main medium of choice is paper cutting, which she uses to portray themes of race and spirituality. Her work has has been viewed in South Korea, Los Angeles, Baltimore and right at home in Brooklyn.
My artwork incorporates my experiences as a dark skin Bajan-American black woman, who stumbles through the Christian faith; whilst exploring the interconnected themes of spirituality, religion, race, culture, femininity and sensuality. My whole artistic process is enacted through paper cuts that break the traditional frame along with the use of art historical/religious figures and symbols in conjunction with black and brown bodies. This is done in order to subvert white patriarchal stories and standards in exchange for a complex and interwoven narrative revolving around people of color.
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