Chocolate City || Work by Diamond Young

Tuesday, April 11–Monday, April 17 | 5–7 p.m.


Reception: 5–7 p.m., Tuesday, April 11
Location: Acock North & South Gallery 

Artist’s statement
This is a visual biography of what it’s like having a family that shelters their children from the challenging situations of violence, colorism, internal healing, and drugs in Washington, DC. These events informed the artists' individuality into being the strong woman she is today. This exhibition showcases visual stories, opening the viewer's intellect to the actuality that forms the perception of family, the knowledge, and the unknown that will eventually become clear. Portraiture and environmental settings increase the visual dynamic of these moments alongside medium applications to increase the essential aspect of vibrance.  

About the artist
Diamond Young is a senior at Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio where she will be attaining her BFA in Fine Arts. Diamond’s professional practice falls into oil paintings of portraits and environmental substances. Diamond has received an award through The Ohio State Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition (2019). She has received several awards through the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards show (2019). Diamond was a part of the Black Leadership Association supporting black lives at CCAD and helping out the community around the CCAD campus. Diamond has also interned at No Place Gallery (2021), assisting with curatorial placement. Diamond has also read at Red Wheelbarrow (2022). 

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Title: Chocolate City
Medium: Digital Camera 
Size: 11 x 8 inches

Head to the Student Galleries page for a list of other Fine Arts exhibitions on view in spring 2023.