Oasa DuVerney was born 1979 in Queens and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. For her work on SHOWFIELDS, Oasa opted to include a quote from Franz Fanton to express the emotions behind her work “ SHAME. SHAME AND SELF-CONTEMPT. NAUSEA. WHEN THEY LIKE ME, THEY TELL ME IT IS IN SPITE OF MY COLOR. WHEN THEY DISLIKE ME, THEY POINT OUT THAT IT IS NOT BECAUSE OF MY COLOR. EITHER WAY, I AM LOCKED INTO THE INFERNAL CIRCLE."