Jahi Kijo Lendor

The Contributors portrait

Bio

Jahi Kijo Lendor (b. 1991, Brooklyn, NY) is a Black-Dominican American, New York City-based artist whose work focuses on reversing the erasure of Black culture by centering blackness in the materials, objects, history, and cultural moments that are rendered disposable and disregarded. Lendor is a 2023 MFA Candidate in Painting and Society of Presidential Fellows fellow at Rhode Island School of Design

What does black joy look like to you?

Black Joy may or may not look like anything, but you know it when you see it and most importantly feel it. It can be any embodiment of of happiness. It can take all forms. From newly appointed Supreme Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s daughter Leila glowing smile towards her mother during the confirmation to Swag Surfin at a party. There is no ceilings to Black Joy.

ABHN. 2020, collage.
ABHN. 2020, collage.
1619 till infinit. 2022, poem.
1619 till infinit. 2022, poem.
black bLoom. 2022, collage.
black bLoom. 2022, collage.
garden for Assata. 2022, collage.
garden for Assata. 2022, collage.
rei (7). 2019, mixed media painting.
rei (7). 2019, mixed media painting.
bulletproof. 2020, collage.
bulletproof. 2020, collage.