Tierra Armstrong

Tierra Armstrong (b.1997) is a Miami-based painter and muralist. Her paintings depict figures in sacred moments that transcend space and time. She uses religious iconography - colors as symbolism and light emmanations - to articulate the divinity of Black bodies. Her work often explores the balanced duality of feminine and masculine energies irrespective of gender. Influenced by her experiences in Mexico City and Chicago, she draws inspiration for her murals from the self-determinism of communities of color. She has been featured in various exhibitions including Museo del Juguete Antiguo México (Mexico City), and was commissioned to create the first Black Lives Matter mural in Miami in 2020.

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