2014 Artist-in-Residence | 2020 Creative Action Fund Awardee
Dennis RedMoon Darkeem is inspired to create artwork based on the familiar objects that he views through his daily travels. He discovers elements in existing architecture and among everyday items found within the home. Ultimately, he sets out to express a meaningful story about events in his life and those found with the communities with whom he works. Darkeem utilizes different media in the creation of his work which allows great versatility and a rich viewer experience as the eye uncovers the multiple layers that often characterize mixed media art. Since his work as a professional artist has commenced in the early 2000s, it has evolved into critiquing social and political issues affecting US and indigenous Native American culture. Much of his art has focused on issues like institutionalized racism and classism, jarring stereotypes, and displacement of people of color. As a multi-media artist, Darkeem expresses these motifs through fine art, performance, and photography.
2020 Creative Action Fund | Bronx Fathers Project Resource Center
Bronx Fathers Project Resource Center is an online database of videos; workshops; lists of safe, free events and places; art therapy activities; mental and physical challenges; and engaging, fun, educational, and bilingual games that fathers can play to create good memories with their children during quarantine.