Artist Jesse Krimes served six years in federal prison, creating artworks while incarcerated using the bare-bones materials at his disposal.
The diaristic animations offer portraits of people grappling with their pasts, the weight of trauma, and the need for love.
An event hosted by the Fowler Museum considers how museums “can be advocates for those in prison.”
The unhoused artist died in San Francisco this August, just as his work was beginning to find new outlets in museums and scholarship.
Within a week of landing in Fishkill, I found myself in a confab of the inmate-run illustration group.
Frank Jones was “double-sighted” — born with a caul over his left eye — which gave him, or so it was believed, the power to communicate with the spirit world.
Formerly incarcerated women and artists across the US are collaborating on prints and other works to help free jailed moms and caregivers by Mother’s Day.
Instead of a traditional protest, Never Again Action presented a Purim Spiel, a centuries-old form of Jewish theater.
Deathscapes features hard data and articles pertaining to Indigenous issues and custodial deaths, and case studies and artwork responding to deaths worldwide.
The OG Experience amplified the voices most directly affected by mass incarceration, putting the spotlight on artists thoughtfully grappling with the prison industrial complex.