As worldwide actions against systemic racism and police brutality continue—set against the backdrop of an ongoing pandemic that is disproportionately affecting communities of color and worsening inequality—there has been a wave of donations, incisive commentary and moving artwork in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. As in recent weeks, we have collected below a selection of BLM-related work, created by SVA community members.
Alumnus Sophia Dawson (BFA 2010 Fine Arts) designed the word "Lives" for the Black Lives Matter mural in Manhattan's Foley Square in Manhattan. The Foley Square mural was curated by New York City's Percent for Art Program, which is directed by fellow alumnus and SVA Continuing Education faculty member Kendal Henry (BFA 1993 Fine Arts). See and read about the entire work in this New York Times article.