Fall 2018 Fellow
Fellow: Damali Abrams
Project: Radical Self-Care Workshops for Busy Black New Yorkers
Black people have the highest rates of stress related illness, such as heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes. New York City is an incredibly stressful place in which to live and work.
These workshops provide an opportunity for busy Black New Yorkers to heal in community, and to share techniques for bringing self-care into unlikely spaces such as the workplace and the subway, in order to facilitate health and well being as a way of life.
Damali Abrams the Glitter Priestess is a project-based artist and healer, born and raised in NYC by Guyanese parents.
Damali’s work includes reiki, home remedies, video, performance, installation, and collage. She earned a BA at NYU, an MFA at Vermont College of Fine Arts, and recently completed the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program. She has been a fellow at A.I.R. Gallery as well as with apexart in Seoul, South Korea. She has been an artist-in-residence at Fresh Milk (Barbados), Groundation Grenada, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, The Center for Book Arts, and LMCC on Governors Island.