Born in Jamaica, Yanique Norman migrated to the US with her family when she was 12 years old and was raised in Brooklyn. In 2005, she moved to Atlanta. She earned her BFA from Georgia State University in 2014. Her multimedia work is “prolifically black,” exploring themes of alienation, identity, and the black psychological body. New collage drawings incorporate images of First Ladies and black female icons in layered compositions combined with heavy graphite drawings. She was a Walthall Artist Fellow in 2016 and received an IDEA Capital grant in 2015.
Norman currently has work on view in “P.O.V.” at the Swan Coach House Gallery and has show opening on Saturday, August 26, at Atlanta Contemporary. We got a peek at what she was working on in her studio at Westview Studios back in May.