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Ewuresi Archer

Is a Painter and Printmaker based in Cleveland, Ohio


She is a Ghanaian American artist who graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2022 with a BFA in Painting and an emphasis in PrintMaking. 


With a highly saturated, glowing color palette and scrappy energetic marks, mixed with distorted imagery that creates for a viewer wanting something just out of reach, Archer's work not only puts her culture on a pedestal, it also aims to bring awareness to the fact that Ghana and most countries alike who have once been colonized and are now left finding ways to undo the damage, coexist with a western lifestyle. Her art practice as a whole has slowly evolved into a journey to decolonize herself and the only way she knows how, is to create art that appreciates every little thing about it. By creating visual tributes to Ghana's rich traditions, Archer doesn't only pay homage to diverse flavors and customs, she also creates art that helps her learn more about this culture that  she was very removed from whilst growing.


 Archers' work has been shown in multiple group exhibitions such as MAPC: We Want More at the Reinberger Gallery in Cleveland,OH, Waking Dream at River House Arts in Toledo, OH, Snickers That Turn to Livable Joy at the Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH, I Am My Best Work, at The Painting Center in New York, NY and  she co curated a two person show Cut From The Same Cloth at Kaiser Gallery in Tremont, OH. Archer has also had a total of two solo shows; Alluring Souls at the Beltline Project in Detroit, MI and You Are Invited: Your Hands and Mouth Are Not as a result of a residency with Akron Soul Train in Akron, OH. She won 1st Place Prize at The First Annual Paul and Norma Tikkanen Painting Prize show in 2022, a little while after graduating. She has been featured in Canvas Rebel and New Art Examiner. Most recently, she was awarded a Satellite Fund administered by SPACES Cleveland and funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation For The Visual Arts. She will be creating a recipe/art book; KWERH!!!! that is set to be completed by the end of Summer '24.

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