The Black Body’s Connection to its Environments

Detroit artist Senghor Reid will speak about how his art explores the interactions between the human body and the environment, creating visual representations of dreams, memories, and traces of human contact with nature.

Reid is currently an Artist-in-Residence at Cranbrook Schools (Bloomfield Hills, MI) and is a Visual Arts Educator. He has received various awards including the Kresge Arts in Detroit Visual Artist Fellowship in 2009 and the prestigious Governor’s Award for Emerging Artist of the Year in 2000. Reid’s work has been exhibited in the U.S. and abroad in galleries and museums including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit, and the Charles H. Wright Museum, Detroit, Michigan; Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, New York; St. Catharine Museum, Ontario, Canada; and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York. His work is in numerous public, private, and corporate art collections, including the University of Michigan, the Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, NY; and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH.


Black History Month at the DIA is generously supported by Arn & Nancy Tellem and additional support is provided by TD Bank.

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This program is sponsored by the DIA’s Center for African American Art.