Anjelic Owens (b.1994) is a visual artist and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BS in Mathematics at Illinois State University and MFA in Photography at Parsons School of Design. Her work has been exhibited nationally in various group exhibitions in Chicago, New York, and Houston.
My practice is an exploration of systems and how communities respond to them. From historical research to present day experience, black and brown communities continue to exist, flourish, and pushback against these systems. With common themes of resiliency, accessibility, communal wealth, agency, and intergenerational trauma, I began to redefine how I utilize photography. I gravitate towards the creation of space and the use of sound to highlight its ability to affect our emotional sensibility. My practice has developed into a combination of installation, sound and ready-made objects. As I continue to explore the various forms of systemic injustice, one key factor rings true, as our systems fail us our communities will continue to save us.