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Amirah Cunningham

Amirah Cunningham is a conceptual visual artist. Working primarily with themes related to mass incarceration, identity, race and freedom. She was born in Cleveland, OH and attended the Cleveland Institute of Art. Cunningham received a BFA in both Drawing and Printmaking, and has since shown work at the IPCNY in Manhattan, NYC.

The aesthetic of her work is driven by pattern and symbols. The artist often uses a tally mark pattern as a symbol of time and bondage. At times paring the tally with images of the human figure to convey an idea of the modern American condition related African Americans.

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