Naimah’s work includes digital illustrations, as well as works on paper, canvas and bristol using acrylic, pen/ink and watercolor. She has exhibited in a host of shows including Celebrate Black Hair (2020) at North Liberty Community Library in Iowa; at the Black Music Therapist Network Conference in 2018 and 2019; and Plus Gallery in Chicago, among others. Most recently, Naimah’s work was featured in a collaboration between La Colombe and ACLU, where her works were featured on various products with a portion of proceeds benefiting Women entrepreneurs . In addition to working with the ACLU, Naimah was invited to collaborate with Mariame Kaba, the founder and director of Project Nia, Naimah provided the illustration and oversaught the design of the recently released zine titled Plight of the Girl: The story of Dorothy Belle Young. In addition, her work was recently highlighted among a host of other artists who have created work responding to recent Black Lives Matter protests, specifically Brianna Taylor and Regis Korchinski-Paquet. Naimah is member of For the People Artists Collective, a radical squad of Black and Brown LGBTQIA artists. Using artivism to uplifts and projects struggle, resistance, liberation, and survival within and for our marginalized communities and movements in our city and our world.
Naimah is a recent summer 2020 graduate of Sunshine Enterprises 12 - week Community Business Academy for artists and makers. Sunshine Enterprises mission is to empower high-potential entrepreneurs living in under-resourced neighborhoods, to grow their business and transform their communities. In summer 2019 Naimah completed her 1st artist residency program, at Build Coffee. The Build Coffee Meal-Based Residency Program is a four-month gallery show and artist residency. The aim of this residency is to nourish and sustain local art and artists—we hope you will get to know the shop and its constituents, eat at our tables, and leverage the resources of the broader Experimental Station community. In addition to her art and art therapy practice, I've had the opportunity to facilitated workshop in the Chicago area on a range of topics including art therapy, incarceration and self-care.
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