Jaleeca participated as a Visual Arts Fellow for AVR7 (July 2023). Click here to see Jaleeca’s program.
Jaleeca R. Yancy (b.1990) is a contemporary artist working with mixed media, paper, and textiles. From Memphis, Tennessee, she currently lives and works in New York. Her abstract compositions are rooted in experimentation, radical imagination, and sustainability. She creates contemplative work prompted by self-identity, black culture, and mythology informed by history, literature, music, and spirituality. Her works have been exhibited at Knowhere Art Gallery, The National Art Club, Bronx Art Space, Superchief Gallery, Tone Memphis, and Urèvbu Contemporary. She has created public art murals for The Harlem Community Fridge supporting mutual aid for food insecurity, Paint Memphis, and Uptown Grand Central: Grand Scale Mural Project in Harlem. Yancy has had the opportunity to be an artist in residence with Art Crawl Harlem Studio Residency on Governors Island and Ma’s House based on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton, New York. Recently premiered her first public sustainability sculpture with West Harlem Art Fund in Nolan Park on Governors Island.