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Portrait

About the Artist

My name is Emijah Jones (Mijah) and I am a college junior attending the University of Northern Iowa double majoring in Graphic Design & Spanish.

I am an aspiring artist in which I mostly paint black figures. I combine the unique experiences of blackness with abstract emotions. Furthermore, within womanhood there are emotions that tie to black women's strength, patience, and resilience that I am learning to give homage to.

Furthermore, I am slowing forming my artistic voice within graphic design. Many of my designs reference my own handwritten fonts and hand drawn icons. And I lean to embracing manual processes in a very computerized world. This is also where I provide a space for bilingual speakers to see work in more than one language, and I am finding ways to appreciate Spanish outside of spoken word experiences.

As an art student, I am always growing and exploring more paths that stem from my creativity. And I look forward to where my artistic endeavors will lead me.

My Resume (Click The Link)

Social Media Portfolio (Google Drive)

Kamerick Art Gallery, University of Northern Iowa, Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, , March 2024

 

Iowa Arts Festival, Summer of the Arts, Featured Emerging Artist, June 2023

 

Kamerick Art Gallery, University of Northern Iowa, Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Honorable Mention, March 2023

United Way of Eastern Iowa, Time For Art Event Artist Donator April 2023
 

Byrd Sanctuary, University of Northern Iowa, Evident, A Drawing II Exhibition, March 2023

Byrd Sanctuary, University of Northern Iowa, Tiny Works Exhibition, December 2022


University of Northern Iowa, The Art of C.H.A.N.G.E., October 2022
 

Collins Community Credit Union Juneteenth Festival 2022 T-Shirt Design Selected Artist 

 

United Way of Eastern Iowa, Time For Art Event Awarded New Artist Award 2022

Collins Community Credit Union Juneteenth Festival 2022 T-Shirt Design Selected Artist 

Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence What Is Love? Art Contest 2022 Runner Up

Cedar Rapids School District Art Show, Cedar Rapids, IA April 2022

George Washington High School Senior Art Show, Cedar Rapids, IA May 2022

Iowa City Public Library Teen Art Contest 2022 1st Place Winner

Collins Community Credit Union Juneteenth Festival 2021 T-Shirt Design Selected Artist 

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Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence What Is Love? Art Contest 2021 1st Place Winner

Artisan Sanctuary Group Exhibition, Marion, IA June-July 2020

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