Jakia Ari Fuller is an emerging multi-disciplinary visual artist whose work is about creating spaces and moments for introspection of the human experience by highlighting the similarities instead of the differences. Born and raised in Detroit, MI, and Rio Rancho, NM, and currently based in Albuquerque, NM. Creating art has always been a constant throughout her childhood, ranging from landscapes to anime, and has pursued it as her career seriously for the past three years. Currently, she’s exploring how to implement circularity into her process and practice, from using reclaimed materials, post-consumer textiles, collaborating with local creatives and businesses, etc.
She believes that the viewers’ experience, the title of the artwork and the work itself are more important than her defining what it should mean to those experiencing it. Trust your gut! Go with your instinct! We’re not all meant to experience everything the same way, and that’s okay.
Jakia shares her reflections and perspective in hopes to spark your own.