Komikka Patton

Komikka Patton is based in New York City. Her large paper installations and collages touch on futurism, trans humanism, mythology, and storytelling. She creates portals looking into possible futures and collapses space-time into realms in which Black women are gatekeepers to different dimensions, while balancing critical race theory and the ethos of contemporary American culture. Her work explores the ways in which artistic and holistic methods of healing can be used to create positive alternatives for negative stereotypes. Through the use of ballpoint pen, India ink, paper, and assorted printmaking techniques, Patton's work on view is centrally based on the human condition in the African diaspora. In the piece Mother used to scream and when I heard her, chills came on my skin, 2018, translates the emotional response associated with being caught between two worlds, Africa and America, into a physical act akin to a child experiencing a temper tantrum.
 
Patton has been featured in Hyperallergic, and Friend of the Artist Magazine. A solo show at The Ne’-Na Contemporary Art Space in Chiang Mai, Thailand as well as various galleries in NYC and throughout the United States. She is the winner of the Darryl Chappell Foundation Grant, NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Finalist, and the May and Samuel Rudin Foundation Scholarship. She has a B.F.A in Fine Arts from Columbus College of Art & Design and a M.F.A from New York University.