Profile: Janiva Ellis

Janiva Ellis is an American painter based in Brooklyn, NY and Los Angeles, CA.  Ellis often makes figurative paintings that explore the African-American female experience.   Born in Oakland, California, Ellis moved to Hawaii at the age of 7, moving back and forth between the islands of Kauai and Oahu. Raised solely by her white mother, in a state with a very small black population, Ellis … Continue reading Profile: Janiva Ellis