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Lavett Ballard

Lavett Ballard is an Artist, Art historian, Curator, and Author. She holds a dual Bachelor’s in Studio Art and Art History with a minor in Museum Studies from Rutgers University. She also has a MFA in Studio Arts from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.  Ballard’s art has been commissioned as a cover for Time Magazine special Woman of the Year double edition in 2020. Her work has been in film productions and exhibited at Rush Arts Philadelphia, and other prestigious galleries, museums, nationwide.  

Lavett’s interest in themes of History, Colorism, Afro-futurism & feminine beauty, her art translates to visual narratives of people of African descent. Ballard’s work is a diverse collection  of people of African descent in a historical context. She uses formal elements of paint, charcoal, oil pastel, fibers, and collage, and combines them with reclaimed items. Ballard creates in the Philadelphia, PA area. 

Special thanks to Lavett for allowing LF to feature her work for this concert.

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