Ajuan Mance

Artist Statement

In my portraits of Black people, I try to convey my unconditional love for Black people as well as Black people’s love for each other. The family is an ideal subject for my creative mission, because it is the vessel that holds both Black love and Black history. Most of my depictions are of contemporary parents with their children. In Eve and Her Daughters, though, I imagine the women of the oldest tribes on the planet as the mother of humanity and her daughters.

Artist Bio

Ajuan Mance is a lifelong artist and writer based in Oakland, California. In her art, comics, and illustration, she uses humor and vivid color to explore the complexities of race, gender, and identity in contemporary life. Ajuan has shown her work at exhibitions and festivals from the Bay Area to Brooklyn. You can see more of her work at AjuanMance.com

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