Artist Statement: My art serves as a tool to interpret my identity, experiences and the emotions that they evoke. I compare these feelings to natural and celestial phenomena, abstracting their various visual elements. Through exploration of these complex natural relationships and patterns, I seek to raise awareness of the natural world alongside human culture , inviting conversation around understanding that we are each individually a meaningful part of the cycle.
Bio: Amirah Chatman is a Black Queer Artist based in Portland, Oregon. She is an interdisciplinary artist focused on fabricating abstractions of natural elements and weather phenomena. These works manifest as chalk pastel drawings, oil paintings, fiber sculptures, murals, and light installations. Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Chatman's inspiration often stems from the imagery that they were raised on: dazzling sunsets, powerful monsoons, and an abundance of stars.