Inheritance is an exhibition of new works by Brooklyn-based artist Mirland Terlonge. This exhibition is a part of a personal healing process, whereby the artist is exploring her connections to her family and ancestors through historical and present-day trauma, inherited talents, and shared experiences. As an artist and mother, Terlonge is considering what her gifts, to her daughter, her family, and future generations to come, will be. The artists’ intention is to capture the spirit and essence of where she is from, what she is made of, and who she is, and will be. It is all “In. Her”.
About the Artist:
Mirland Terlonge, originally from Miami, FL, is a multidisciplinary artist born to parents from Haiti and Jamaica. She received her BFA in Painting from the University of Florida and later received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from Pratt Institute. Terlonge works mostly in painting, installation, and performance, using materials and symbolism from formal events and ceremonies she helped decorate as a child of an event florist. Terlonge is also a community-based educator where she taught art to residents of YWCA Brooklyn and is currently a public school art teacher where she teaches studio art to grades Pre-k – 8th.