Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud
1978 Born Houston, Texas, Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud’s work moves between installation, text and sound, and focuses on the physical and emotional effects of architecture and landscapes and the bodies that occupy these spaces. She received a BA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and recently completed a two-year artist residency at Project Row Houses.
She has participated in exhibitions and residencies throughout the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America. Recent awards include the Individual Artist Grant through Houston Arts Alliance and the Idea Fund grant through the Warhol Foundation.
Recent exhibitions have been presented at the New Museum in New York; The Joanna in Houston; Unit B Gallery in San Antonio; Brooklyn Arts Council and Chashama Project Studio in New York; Diaspora Vibe Gallery and Art Center/ South Florida in Miami; Polvo Arts Studio and Gallery 214 at Northern Illinois University in Chicago; Commerce Street Warehouse in Houston; and at Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
She has participated in artist residencies in Morelia, Michoacán, México as part of Identidades, Art in Public Spaces International Encounter organized by 5célula; as well as residencies in Haiti, the Bahamas, and St. Maarten.
She is founder of labotanica a project space in Houston, Texas.