In Partnership with Piano Craft Gallery, 2023
Banner Art detail: Ariel Deane, "Hands Up, Don't Shoot #2"
As a Multi Medium artist, I hope to provoke difficult conversations and challenge our social perspectives, drawing inspiration from innovative musicians and filmmakers such as; Spike Lee, A Tribe Called Quest, Kendrick Lamar. Art is an essential form of expression, throughout history it has proven countless times it can push social change and start movements. My art acts as a medium to advocate for the oppressed and I will continue to seek justice and work toward peace for all.
Ariel Deane, born and raised in Brockton, MA. Currently based in Dorchester, MA. Graduating with a Bachelors of Arts in Criminology, minor in Art, her work aims to shed light on and explore complex social issues of our time. Her work most commonly utilizes pixelation via differing mediums and the reductive charcoal technique. Although both techniques are very different, they establish a high contrast between light and dark that is consistent throughout the majority of her work. In 2021, her pixelated collage piece “Our Palette'' was published on the front cover of an international artbook of the same name, published by Sapphire, a Boston based community organization. In Spring 2021, she was selected for an Artist Spotlight in The Onyx, Volume 55, a literary Magazine Published at Framingham State University.