2017-2018 CSA Artists


2017 CSA Artists

Lawrence Matthews

Lawrence Matthews III

Lawrence Matthews III creates work that casts new light on contemporary and historical events that have affected African Americans – from incidents of police brutality to poverty and blight.  His pieces confront uncomfortable topics with the goal of creating dialogue and understanding. Matthews works primarily in paint, but he has also expanded into photography, musical performance, installation, and the use of found objects.


Matthew Thomas

Matthew Thomas

Matthew Thomas is a painter, printmaker, digital artist, and author, who was named to Huffington Post's list of “30 Black Contemporary Art Makers Under 40” in 2013. He has created work in partnership with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Canon Inc., and Red Bull, among other clients and sponsors. His paintings can be seen on Fox Network’s “Empire” and "The Exorcist,” and his film projects have been exhibited in Tokyo, Italy, Los Angeles and NYC.


Felicia Wheeler

Felicia Wheeler

Felicia Wheeler is a native of Memphis, TN where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Memphis. Wheeler has been a ceramicist for five years and a glass and fiber artist for one. Wheeler's work has been exhibited in a host of juried shows including "Best of Memphis," juried by David Lusk. Her fiber work consists of large-scale cross- stitches with quirky wordplay that address topics of pop-culture, social constructs, personal perceptions and life experiences.

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