Cairá Lee Conner
Cairá Lee Conner is a Chicago native and graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago BFA program [2009-2013, 2014-2015], with a concentration in Fashion and Illustration. Art and Design are the tools that Cairá uses to explore interpretations and understandings of Blackness. Her work is the pretext for a conversation about identity; a new Black consciousness. After stumbling across the philosophy of Afro-Futurism through the late artist Rammellzee and the film Last Angel of History by John Akomfrah, she began her own journey through understanding the world of spaceships and pyramids. She is an interdisciplinary artist that uses multiple forms of assemblage to create multi-layered surfaces that emulate a new hybrid self. Media include fabric construction, acrylic and watercolor painting as well as illustration, digital design, found objects, and unique fibers.