2020 Create Change Fellow
NYC | Painting, drawing, digital design
Sariyah Benoit was born of Puerto Rican and Haitian descent in the Bronx, NY. While pursuing a BA in African American Studies (May 2018) from Emory University, Sariyah participated in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellowship and the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry Fellowship. Her research involved mapping out the performance of black motherhood during the Atlanta Child Murders of 1979-1981 and deconstructing their public image as a function of capitalism and racist historical narratives. She currently paints, draws, and graphic designs, and is excited to master 3D modeling software to integrate art and technology as a platform for discourse and public scholarship.
What Does Abundance Mean To You?
“Abundance is the land, sea, and sky. Abundance is shadow work and existing unapologetically. Abundance is a place and performance you choose to enter in order to receive all the blessings and lessons of this life.”