2020 - 2020

Elissa Blount Moorhead is an artist exploring the poetics of quotidian Black life, to emphasize gestural dialectics of quiet domesticity and community making. Her work is concerned with both immutable elements of Black culture and the impermanence of its tangible manifestations in visual culture, sound, and dwellings.

Moorhead has created public art, exhibitions, and cultural programs for the last 28 years. She is currently a principal partner at TNEG film studio. Moorhead co-founded Red Clay Arts in NYC. She has co-produced and curated over 40 exhibitions and multimedia projects including Random Occurrences; Cat Calls (Street Harassment project); Practicum; FunkGodJazzMedicine; Black Radical Brooklyn, and Art in Odd Places. She was awarded the USA Artist Fellowship in (2018), Saul Zaentz Innovation Fellowship (2017), Ford Foundation -Just Films/Rockwood Fellowship (2017) and Ruby Award (2016) Creative Capital (2019) and Baker Award (2019). She is currently creating an AR/projection installation called As of A Now. She is the author of P is for Pussy, an illustrated “children’s” book and is featured in the new anthology How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance.