Aliyah Bonnette, detail of oil and applique on quilt



ALIYAH BONNETTE’s work tells the story of a black woman’s journey to find herself. She combines improvisational quilting to stitch together the stories and memories of black women across generations. Through the addition of paint, she constructs stories of her own blackness, femininity and sexuality beyond the violence and hyper sexualization that Black women face in a colonized world. 

Aliyah was a past Art Camp Intern and Teaching artist. She also is a 2021 Graduate of East Carolina University where she earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts. 
Work by Aliyah Bonnette
Work by Aliyah Bonnette, painting on a quilt of a woman lying down facing away from the viewer