September 6, 2019 - October 19, 2019
“SOUTHERN STYLED BLACK GAL”
“As an artist, I am inspired by the ordinary existence of black girls raised in the South. I create art that expresses her emotions, thoughts, and ideas about the world she lives in. I create these works of art with intention and purpose of igniting a dialogue amongst the viewers that glorify black girl magic.”
- Lynthia Edwards, Artist
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Lynthia Edwards grew up as a round peg in a square hole. She was born and raised in a small town: Alexander City, Alabama. At an early age, she and her imaginary friend would spend hours drawing with fat pencils and broken crayons on Piggly Wiggly brown paper bags. Lynthia always knew she would become an artist.
She has accomplished an Associate degree in Graphic Design, from the Art Institute of Atlanta. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education from Auburn University of Montgomery and completed her education with a Master’s degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Art Education. Since 2011, she has taught art for the State of Alabama Department of Youth Services School District serving adjudicated male offenders.
Lynthia’s expressionistic style evokes a sense of nostalgia by exposing her growth as a middle class African American girl looking for her place in society. Through her art, she desires to impart on the world the Southern black girl experience.
Her pieces grace private collections throughout the United States and have been featured in galleries and exhibits to include both the Arts Revive Roots and Wings Exhibit of Selma, Alabama and The Attic Gallery of Vicksburg, Mississippi.