Namesake

The Namesake (2013) series is a selection of twenty-­five photographs made from mugshots of predominantly Black and Latino women named “Qiana”. These women, including myself, were named after a synthetic polymer nylon manufactured in the 1960s by the global chemical company DuPont™. This series was part of Dead Ringers, my ICP-Bard College MFA thesis solo show held January 31st through February 2nd, 2013 in Long Island City, NY. Read the full artist's statement.