Lennon Jno-Baptiste

Born 1972
Hometown Dominica
Lives and Works New York, NY and Paris, France
Education
Advertising Design, New York Technical College, New York, NY, 1993
Born in Dominica in the West Indies and raised in New York City, Lennon Jno-Baptiste's work is based on the legends and icons of African-American history—characters like the Hottentot Venus, the Chickenman/Griffin, the Gorilla and the Boxer—that may have contributed to our construction of racial and cultural stereotypes. By placing these characters in a number of historical and symbolic landscapes, he examines the repetitive problems that plague history, including war, segregation, and racism.
Permanent Collection

Fonds Municipal d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
Library of Congress, Print & Photographs Department, Washington, DC

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