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Spring 2024

Figi Saint-Louis

Adjunct professor

Lecture Date: April 10, 2024

About The Lecture

About Figi Saint-Louis

Fitgi Saint-Louis (New York, NY) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Queens. She received her BFA in Design at the School of Visual Arts in 2011 and has been an adjunct professor at the school since 2020. Saint-Louis’ work considers the layered and intertwined legacies of the African diaspora influenced by her Haitian American heritage. Further expanding portraits of Black figures through vibrant, joyful and playful imagery. She utilizes color and form to visualize subjects at rest, in dreamscapes, in movement and mediation. Her abstracted figures honor the multifaceted ancestry of the Black experience and work formats influenced from her expertise in design for the built environment. Her practice includes paintings, textiles, sculpture, dance, video and public installations.

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