A Capella Lynch. Grafting Space
Originally from New Jersey, growing up she was surrounded by creative people. Athena has been living in Maine since 2014 and attended Maine College of Art in Portland. She is a transdisciplinary socially engaged artist whose work ranges from installation to object making centered story-telling and social engagement. Her work references African diasporic perspectives past, present and future.
She uses her work to speak to people in an effort to relay the message that blackness is not a monolithic existence. Contrary to the colonialized narrative of historical racism and collective history of slavery and media smear campaigns of black bodies. Her work tells these stories through the lenses of remembrance/memory and acknowledging the past in order to move forward.