SADIKISHA COLLIER: Vote with your Brain and your HeART
SADIKISHA, why is voting important to you?: “My Mom taught me the value of voting by keeping me home for Black Solidarity Day the day before voting and the importance of my vote. She would see it as your duty and right because many people died walked miles to vote.”
ABOUT THE ARTWORK:Mask Nubian Queen and Black Lives Matter! We must Vote!!!: “These pieces represent how I see the sign of our times during the corona pandemic and the youths fight and concerns for their future. So many people are tired of being sick and tired as they march for justice for all. Especially the Black lives Matter and more currently Black Women Matter! They need freedom to breath freely!”
ABOUT THE ARTWORK: Handmade Healing Masks: “I have created a healing masks series of my work. After Floyd Georges and Breonna killings. It touched my heart to express my feelings. My healing masks series are done in my mom’s honor!”
Curated by: Robin King
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Ms. Sadikisha Saundra Collier is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn N.Y.
Sadikisha is a multi-media artist but is primarily known and recognized as a Master printmaker. Her work ranges from prints, painting, collage, computer graphics, and stained glass. She also expresses herself through video editing and fashion design.
She is a writer and poet whose work reflects her respect for African American culture, womanhood, and her story as a visual artist.
Sadikisha has a Masters in Education from Cambridge College in Boston, a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and a Museum and Gallery management Certificate from California College of Arts and Crafts.
Collier’s work is in the collection of Ed Bradley of 60 Minutes, The Honorable David Dinkins, The Honorable Councilman Al Vann, Whitney Houston, Carver Bank, Thelonious Monk Jr., Valerie Bell-Bey, and a host of others.
Sadikisha has exhibited with such notable artists as Jacob Lawrence,Tom Feelings, Otto Neals, more Bob Blackburn, Ernest Crichlow, Ann Tanksley, Ted Gunn, Vincent Smith, Varnette Honeywood and many others.
President of the oldest African American art fair in NY, Fulton Art Fair 2011-2014. Her work has been sold at Sotheby’s auction house.
Collier is a Producer at BCAT Cable network and her artwork has been featured on the hit show “New York Undercover.” She is included in “Who’s Who in America”, a member of 100 Black Women, The National Conference of Artists, The Jamaica Arts Coop, and Where We at Black Women Artists.
Sadikisha has also been a 2003 Nubian Women’s Circle of Art Award Honoree and a finalist in two projects with the MTA Arts for transit. (Utica Avenue A train and Franklin Ave. Shuttle). She was commissioned to design two images for A&B carpets which were distributed in stores throughout the U.S. She also designed 24 book marks for A&B books.
Sadikisha’s artwork reflects her love of family, music, and recording her life experience on our planet earth as am African. American woman. Presently Sadikisha is working on a “Healing,” series.