Tameka Jenean Norris: Cut From The Same Cloth
Tameka Jenean Norris was born in Guam and lives and works in New Orleans. Norris received her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles before graduating with an MFA from Yale University School of Art in 2012. More
Drawing upon her journey of growing up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and spending 15 years navigating Los Angeles, Norris addresses issues in music, art, academia, sexual exploitation and street-life; all experiences of which she has been the subject, actor or agent. Her work scrutinises identity, self-exploration, discovering and owning one’s image and critiques contemporary social issues surrounding the appropriation of black culture and female-identity.