Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle
The Wave Pt. 1, 2020. Polyfilm, acrylic, and wax paper. Courtesy of KACH Studio.
The Wave Pt. 2, 2020. Acrylic paint and polyfilm on paper. Courtesy of KACH Studio.
The Wave Pt. 3, 2020. Acrylic paint and polyfilm on paper. Courtesy of KACH Studio.
“These works wanted to come out. They feel like water guardians reminding us that our past is always present, and we have a choice to either be an ally to the water or to get out of its way.”—Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle
About the Artist
Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle is a multidisciplinary visual artist, writer, performer, and healer. Her most recent works focus on climate change, justice for the earth, and the significance of Black people’s historical and current relationships to water. She has been researching places like Allensworth, CA; Flint, MI; and Bayview Hunters Point—locations associated with the Great Migration, Black utopias, and new opportunities spoiled by water pollution.
Hinkle’s work has been exhibited and performed at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Project Row Houses, The Hammer Museum, The University of New Hampshire, SFMOMA, The BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, and Páramo Galeria in Mexico. She has artworks in the private collections of The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Museum of Art at The University of New Hampshire, San Jose Museum of Art, and SFMOMA.