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Artist ID: 2370

My art practice challenges stereotypes and myths, takes on social commentary, critiques perceptions, and creates dialogues all through the lens of the Black American male experience. As a Black man, husband, and father living in America, my paintings draw from life experiences. It contains personal and collective narratives that position black bodies in the forefront and examines the reinterpretation of black existence in imagery addressing the notion of belonging, inclusion, our perceived presence and absence in America.

Clarence Heyward (American, b.1983) was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He is a painter and collagist whose work aims to explore and incite dialogue around culture, identity, and circumstance while drawing upon his experiences as a Black man living in the United States. Heyward relocated to North Carolina to study Art Education at North Carolina Central University. His work has been exhibited nationally including at 21C Museum Hotel of Durham, The Harvey B Gantt Center in Charlotte and The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.

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