Freeman Artist Residents 2021 - 2022

Megan Richards is a multimedia artist primarily interested in femininity, emotional vulnerability, and silliness. She received her B.A. in Studio Art and American Studies from the University of Virginia, and she currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she continues to make films, animations, zines, and sculptures. Her work/ play explores our shared legacies of emotional, gendered and colonial trauma, and the healing potential found in embracing vulnerability, femininity, and all kinds of silliness. Megan was a UVa Aunspaugh Fellow 2020-21.
 

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Megan Richards. In the Bones of Our House                       2021. Film. 1440 x 1080

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JaVori Warren (she/her(s))explores the intersections of race, family, and politics. The amount of information available to the viewer varies in her portraits in order to reference fleeting memories and allude to the past. Her oil paintings reflect her upbringing, living in both majority minority and predominantly white spaces. Each piece is inspired by her life experience and the collective memory of being a Black woman, military brat, and community activist. Her art serves as a form of expressing both frustration and celebration of these conditions. Warren received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Studio Art and Government from the University of Virginia in the fall of 2020. 

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 JaVori Warren. Belonging, Gordon                  2020. Oil on Canvas. 18x14”