Chanel Compton

Chanel Compton believes that art is a vehicle that connects people. Her abstract paintings, mosaics, and portraits convey Black diasporic experiences, history, and identity and explore “the physical and spiritual conflicts of external and internal liberation.” Her ouevre features portraits of historic and iconic figures, such as Nat Turner and Oya: an Orisha of winds, lightening, death, and rebirth; the images are created by painted, ripped pieces of paper or glass to reinforce the idea of strength and transformation amid historic oppression.