Kim Dacres is a Jamaican American visual artist who explores the texture of personhood, made up of the the style and journeys of black individuals and the fragments of their identities that hold them together
Location: Harlem, New York
Exhibitions and Awards: Kim Dacres (b.1986, Bronx, New York) is a first-generation Jamaican American. She received her Bachelor's degree from Williams College as a dual major of Art Studio and Political Science, and a minor in Africana Studies. She received her Masters in Education from Lehman College at the City University of New York. She has received awards such as the Bronx Museum Artist in the Marketplace fellowship, 2020, and the Emerging Artist Fellowship. A.I.R Gallery in 2018-19. Her work has traveled extensively, with exhibitions in Italy, Massachusetts, and New York.
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Kim Dacres is not simply a multimedia artist- she identifies with her materials as tribal in their threads and utilizes found and recycled objects that can enhance a particular piece. She works with found objects because they represent the hardworking aesthetic of being used, repaired, reused, and then discarded. Dacres work is a nod to the tradition of African bust and mask making, as she assembles and disassembles found materials until eventually they form the skin and structure of a futuristic combination of the human experience.