Spring 2021: Kendall Robinson
Name: Kendal Robinson
School: Howard University
Major/Concentration: Visual Arts - Painting
Anticipated Graduation Date: Spring 2022
Location: Washington, DC
Kendall Robinson is a professional Portrait Artist based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is currently a Junior at Howard University pursuing a BFA with a concentration in Painting. She has exhibited in the Howard University Student Art Exhibition, as well as on 251 Florida Ave NW in Washington, DC through the DC Clean Rivers Site Beautification Project. During the summer of 2020 Kendall had the opportunity to be selected for the inaugural cohort of the Beats By Dre #BeatsBlackFutures program. She was responsible for creating exclusive content for the Beats team to use and post on their social media. Kendall is also the illustrator for the latest children's book titled "Staying Home", a story focused on helping children understand the various emotions that come with staying home during a pandemic. Her art hopes to evoke emotion and pride in being a black woman in this world. .
What does being a Black girl who paints mean to you?
Being a black girl who paints means that I can fearlessly and unapologetically follow my creative pursuits. So often we are forced to pursue careers that do not align with our passions. As a full time artist and student, I have the blessing of experiencing true joy when I work. Painting is a therapy for me and I love creating works of art for my friends and family.