Meet the artist- Lakea Shepard
Lakea Shepard was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
She developed her passion for making textile/mixed media sculptures by watching her parents work as a mechanic and textile production worker.
Shepard graduated from College for Creative Studies in 2013 as the only African- American woman in the Crafts department.
In 2012, Lakea Shepard was awarded to expand her creativity at the New York Studio Residency Program in DUMBO, NY.
She is inspired by materials and how they can be manipulated to convey emotions.
Shepard incorporates her signature red thread, within each piece that she creates.
She is currently living and working in her hometown.