genevieve gaignard

LOVE! This is the work of LA based artist Genevieve Gaignard. She does all sorts of fabulous things – from mixed media and sculpture to installation work and, of course, this series of fantastic self-portraits.Here is part of Genevieve’s artist statement:

“Genevieve Gaignard is a Los Angeles based artist whose work focuses on photographic self-portraiture, sculpture, and installation to explore race, femininity, class, and their various intersections. The daughter of a black father and white mother, Gaignard’s youth was marked by a strong sense of invisibility. Was her family white enough to be white? Black enough to be black? Gaignard interrogates notions of “passing” in an effort to address these questions. She positions her own female body as the chief site of exploration — challenging viewers to navigate the powers and anxieties of intersectional identity.”