Ari Brielle is an emerging visual artist based in Dallas, Texas. She completed her BA at the University of North Texas in 2016 where she cultivated her studio practice and studied Interdisciplinary Art and Design. She currently resides in Oak Cliff where she nurtures her practice, plants, and dog.
The intersections between race, gender, and other identities greatly inform my experience, politics, and artwork.
My work deals with the nuances and inequities that come with my intersecting identities as a young black woman, while exploring and employing various formal disciplines.
Safe Place, my latest body of work, explores the politicization of the Black feminine body and identity. Ideas of ownership, self care, community, and agency of one’s body and experience are examined and questioned.
This series works with the ways in which black femmes adorn our bodies (which are often not safe from scrutiny, appropriation or violence) and our connection to each other and the natural world, represented through honey bees—a species not native to this land, but brought here for the benefit of colonizers.
E D U C A T I O N
BA in Interdisciplinary Ar t & Design
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS | 2012 - 2016
S O L O E X H I B I T I O N S
Oak Cliff Cultural Center | 2019
We Made Cool
500X Gallery | 2017
G R O U P E X H I B I T I O N S
Ro2 Gallery| 2018
Jeanette Kennedy Gallery | 2018
Arthello Beck Gallery | 2018
First Come First Serve
Fort Works Art | 2018
Hume Gallery | 2018
Resonator Gallery | 2017
Rising Star 5
The Turner House| 2017
Passion vs . Pragmatism
Studio 201 | 2017
Ro2 Gallery | 2016