LONDON.- Tiwani Contemporary
announced its representation of artists Miranda Forrester and Joseph Olisaemeka Wilson.
Miranda Forrester explores the queer Black female gaze in painting vis-à-vis the history of men painting woman naked. Her work addresses the invisibility of Black women in the western history of art. She investigates how painting is able to re-articulate the language and history of life drawing through a queer Black feminist and desiring lens. In doing so, she depicts what the male gaze may not be able to see.
Miranda Forrester lives and works in London. She holds a BA in Fine Art Painting from the University of Brighton.
Recent exhibitions include The Company She Keeps, Tiwani Contemporary, Lagos (2022), At Peace, Gillian Jason Gallery, London (2021); Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, London (2021); Sixty-Six London, St Georges Place, London (2021); Reality Check, Guts Gallery, London (2021); Poetic Sustenance, Tiwani Contemporary, London (2021); Every Woman Biennial, Copeland Gallery, London (2021); Top 100, The Auction Collective, London (2021); Miranda Forrester & Emily Moore, Phoenix Brighton (2021); Narrating Life, Studi0 gallery, St Moritz, Switzerland (2021); Abode, Guts Gallery, London (2020); Pending, San Mei Gallery, London (2020); Antisocial Isolation, Saatchi Gallery, London (2020).
Joseph O.Wilson's polymorphic practice draws references from American popular culture, modern art and African folklore, largely exploring themes related to colonialism, archaeology and futurism, the artist collapses these narratives to create immersive universes where exoskeletons, humans, machines, animals and spirits joust or ritual dance in a syncretism that testifies to the artist's overflowing imagination.
Joseph Olisaemeka Wilson (b.1999, Los Angeles, USA) lives and works in New York, USA.
Recent exhibitions include Narrative Minds, Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan (2022); After me, the flood, Derek Eller Gallery, New York City (2022); Everything goes scatter, Tiwani Contemporary, London, UK (2022); OMG (how to find God), Fergus McCaffrey, St. Barth (2022); Seven/Seven, Fergus McCaffrey, Tokyo (2022); Olisaemeka, Simchowitz Gallery, Los Angeles (2021); Poetic Sustenance, Tiwani Contemporary, London (2021); Jaga-Jaga, Freedom Gallery, New York, NY (2021); Diaspora, Jac Forbes Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2020).