Eleisha Faith McCorkle

Eleisha Faith McCorkle (b. 1999 in Washington, DC) is an interdisciplinary artist making up one half of Hope & Faith, a collective formed with her twin sister Tonisha Hope McCorkle. She holds a BFA in Studio Art, minor in Social & Cultural Analysis from New York University. Her work travels various dimensions, conflating the ideas of reconstruction and resilience through symbolic imagery and deconstruction of materials. The collective’s work serves as a spiritual process towards completion, commemorating the past, present, and future as they grow into a new state of consciousness as one. Together, they investigate and nurture the archetype of the black mother and spirit, transmitting energetic healing through their practice, offerings, and the food they cook. Utilizing 2D, 3D, and 4D elements as puzzle pieces to reconstruct narratives, the dynamic duo communicates stories of black life, food, rituals, healing and magic. Currently, the pair has been honored with a full scholarship to the 2021 Chautauqua School of Art Residency,

making them the first collective in the School’s history to be accepted.