Charles Jean-Pierre is a Haitian-American painter and educator who is best known for his introspective murals. He is a U.S. State Department Art in Embassies Artist. His work is currently on display in the U.S. Embassy in Cotonou, Benin, West Africa.
Jean-Pierre has created public art in Chicago, DC, Istanbul, Port-au-Prince, London, and Paris. He began experimenting with art at an early age by creating visual narratives based on classical paintings from his homeland. His work speaks to the nexus of political, social, and economic structures. They are a blend of artistic styles that span from multimedia collages to conceptual designs. He often incorporates graffiti, folk, and multimedia into his paintings. Jean-Pierre holds a Masters of Arts from Howard University.
Black Magic: Afro Pasts/FuturesApril 24th- May 22nd, 2016
Curated by Niama Safia Sandy