Art. Krista Franklin. Afrofuturism. Afrosurrealism.

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Krista Franklin, Afrofuturism, Black Woman Artists, Black Contemporary Artists
(Do Androids Dream of How People Are Sheep?)


Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Krista Franklin is a poet, visual artist, and performer who lives and works in Chicago. Her mixed-media collage works blend the past, the present, and the future by creating visual poems for the modern Afro-diasporic condition. Her works are inspired by writers, artists, and musicians such as Octavia Butler and Sun Ra.

Franklin, on his influence in an interview with The Chicago Arts Archive:

Sun Ra probably resonates the most with me for his mythmaking, and the way that he invented his identity. I love people who make up identities for themselves in spectacular and fantastic ways. Once I heard that he was from Saturn I was sold. I also still dig the ways he challenges people from the African Diaspora to think about our lives and our realities in some extremely expansive ways.


Krista Franklin, Afrofuturism, Black Woman Artists, Black Contemporary Artists
(We Wear the Mask” Series, 2014)

Krista Franklin, Afrofuturism, Black Woman Artists, Black Contemporary Artists
(We Wear the Mask” Series, 2014)

Krista Franklin, Afrofuturism, Black Woman Artists, Black Contemporary Artists
(We Wear the Mask” Series, 2014)

Krista Franklin, Afrofuturism, Black Woman Artists, Black Contemporary Artists
(Fantastic – Detail, 2014)

Krista Franklin, Afrofuturism, Black Woman Artists, Black Contemporary Artists
(Tommy Gun Tut, 2014)


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