Imani Shanklin Roberts

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Admissions Counselor, Lecturer Admissions, Continuing and Professional Studies ishankl2@pratt.edu 718.636.3514 p Brooklyn Campus, Myrtle Hall 2 West

Personal URL

http://www.imaniniasr.com

Education

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NewYork
Masters in Art and Design Education
Bachelors of Fine arts in Art & Design Education

Biography

Imani Shanklin Roberts recently has been noted for her execution in creating a Mural in conjunction with South African Tourism x CitiBike, dedicated to the world-renowned artist, Esther Mahlangu in Manhattan, New York. Roberts has coordinated Five solo exhibitions, most recently “Pan-Washingtonian”, and has exhibited in various spaces including The Anacostia Arts Center, Weeksville Heritage Center, Blue Door Art Gallery, Busboy’s & Poets, Karrot and the eco-eatery and community gathering space, Habana Outpost. The Brooklyn community has also gotten a glimpse of the artist’s work in three recent shows: After Afropolitan, Out of Bounds: Freedom of Expression, and Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnerships Black Artstory Month. Huffington Post recently recognized her as a “Rising Art Star” and CBS DC honored her as one of the “Best Up-and-Coming Artists in DC” in 2012. Roberts’ distinct aesthetic empowers her viewers to deconstruct limitations and think beyond while embracing their cultural identities.