Sabrina Sims

Bio

Sabrina Sims is a Black Puerto Rican interdisciplinary artist from the Bronx. She experiments with a wide range of mediums including riso printing, zines, music and more.

What does black joy look like to you?

My Black Joy looks like being myself in an unapologetic way. For most of my life I’ve felt judged for being who I am, whether it was at school or with other people I know. Looking back, I see an undercurrent of racism and sexism in those interactions. As an adult, I have much more power to prioritize my agency, healing and happiness. I am an artist and that gives me new opportunities & skills for self expression every day. Creating brings me all those things and more - it makes me feel alive and embodied. Connecting to other Black and mixed people also feels true joy. It's amazing to get to know people and grow together, both as individuals and as a community.

Bright As July. 2020.
Bright As July. 2020.
Centre St. N.Y.C. 2021, age 27.
Centre St. N.Y.C. 2021, age 27.
Look in the Mirror. 2022, mixed media collage.
Look in the Mirror. 2022, mixed media collage.
NY Comic Con. 2011, age 16.
NY Comic Con. 2011, age 16.
Preston High School. 2009, age 14.
Preston High School. 2009, age 14.
Preston High School. 2010, age 15.
Preston High School. 2010, age 15.
Purchase College. 2012, age 17.
Purchase College. 2012, age 17.
Rainbow Morning. 2021
Rainbow Morning. 2021
Sabrina Sims & Joe Kotright (grandpa). 1996
Sabrina Sims & Joe Kotright (grandpa). 1996
We Were Always Together. Sabrina at 27 and 14
We Were Always Together. Sabrina at 27 and 14