Art by Tatana Kellner
Fall / Winter 2023
Ashunda is a Black feminist multidisciplinary artist with creative work that encompasses film, poetry, arkiving, and her own theoretical frameworks. Her art is preoccupied with ancestral inheritance, Black womxnhood as a freedom site, futuristic maroon expressions, and fugitivity. She has written, directed, and produced several short films, including her most recent multi-award winning cinematic project MINO: A Diasporic Myth, now streaming on kweliTV. A California Arts Council Individual Artist Fellow, Ashunda’s art has been supported by Cave Canem, the Hurston/Wright Foundation, Community of Writers, Brooklyn Poets, and the New York State Summer Writers Institute. Her writing has been featured or is forthcoming in Obsidian, Taint Taint Taint, Rootwork Journal, Fence, EcoTheo Review, and other noteworthy literary publications. A country blk girl at heart, Ashunda loves hot water cornbread, the ocean, obscure cinema, and star Sirius.
Tatana Kellner (b. Czech Republic) is a visual artist who tackles social issues through printmaking, paper making, drawing, photography, installation, and artists’ books. Her work has been exhibited in the US and internationally, including at the Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse), University Art Museum (Albany), Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art (New Paltz), Hunterdon Art Museum (Clinton, NJ), Ringling College of Art and Design (Sarasota), Kentler International Drawing Space (Brooklyn), New York Public Library, and Art Alive Gallery (New Delhi). Kellner has received numerous awards, including a Pollock Krasner Foundation grant and New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship.