Artist Statement My passion is printmaking! Stone lithography was my first love, although I enjoy the different processes and techniques. Through the years my work has evolved to include mixed media and three-dimensional prints. My imagery consists of overlapping colors, textures, patterns and stencils. I am fascinated by Adinkra philosophy, while often incorporating the symbols into my work. However my reason for creating is based on my developing knowledge of my history and ancestors. The more I learn the more I am able to comprehend the strength and resilience of the African American spirit against all odds. This knowledge gives me the courage and the freedom to create.
Bio Gail Shaw-Clemons, born in Washington, DC, received her Masters’ Degree in printmaking from the University of Maryland. She has exhibited extensively, with many works included in public and private collections in the USA, Brazil, Norway, Sweden, China and Ireland. Shaw-Clemons recently retired as an art instructor from the United Nations International School in New York, Manhattan Campus.