This exhibition features two new bodies of work by Imo Nse Imeh. Imeh is a Nigerian-American visual artist and scholar of African diaspora art. He investigates historical and philosophical issues around the Black body and cultural identity.

Imeh’s work has been exhibited in numerous venues including the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, Pittsburgh, PA, the Fine Arts Center Galleries of Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, and the University Museum of Contemporary Art, Amherst, Massachusetts. His work has been featured by the PBS NewsHour, New England Public Media, Orion Magazine, and in the contemporary art and culture magazine Art New England. A series of his works appear on the covers of six 2024 issues of the medical journal Biological Psychiatry, edited by John Krystal of Yale University. Imeh has been the recipient of the Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowship for his studio project Benediction, a Project Evolution Grant from the ValleyCreates Program of Mass MoCA and The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, a Holyoke Cultural Council Grant, and the Springfield Cultural Council Grant. Imeh earned a BA from Columbia University in 2002 and PhD in the History of African Art from Yale University in 2009. He is Professor of Art and Art History at Westfield State University in Massachusetts.

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