through paint, words, movement, sound, and construction, my studio is where I divine for myself the things that are true and healing. here I’ll share pieces of those truths with you as I work on my multimedia memoir project: “Lies They’ve Told Me and Truths I’ve Found in the Fires I’ve Burned”, as well as insights into the learning curves, discoveries and evolution I’m experiencing in my artistic practice as a whole.

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personal essays, images, and notes on living, the creative process, healing, and maintaining a studio practice as a Black woman artist and writer working in abstraction.


A'Driane Nieves

abstract artist, writer, and speaker. founder: Tessera Arts Collective, Abstractions Magazine