Yanique Norman’s multimedia drawings deal with a confluence of disparate and contemporaneous subject matters. Work though deeply wedded to magic realism still genuflects a strong surrealist impulse. Work though considered part of the fraternal brotherhood of afro-futurism is still overwhelming dystopic. Work though being infatuated with loss, often finds itself secretly erotizing pain. And though work desires a sort of universality it nonetheless remains prolifically black and incessantly blue.
Norman migrated to the United States at the age of 12 and and was raised in New York City. In 2005 she relocated to Atlanta and studied at Georgia State University (BFA, 2014). She is the recipient of the Walthall Artist Fellowship (2016), IDEA Capital (2015) and the Mary Brock Williams Scholarship (2013). Her work can be found in numerous public collections throughout region including The High Museum of Art and Clark Atlanta University Art Museum.
Norman lives and works in Atlanta and is currently pursuing her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.