Community article: gener8tor Art organizes a virtual showcase for the 2021 cohort



workshop visit; digital strategies for artists; and how to write an artist statement. gener8tor Art is also running an Art Collector Education Series for new collectors, with topics ranging from the art market to how to buy works of art from auction houses. You can register for future webinars on the gener8tor Art website.

Alumni of the gener8tor Art Accelerator Program include Ben Balcom, Brent Budsberg and Shana McCaw, Tyanna Buie, Sydney G. James, Le’Andra LeSeur, Dakota Mace, Open Kitchen and Ariana Vaeth. In addition to working towards the success of the next steps in their artistic careers, all former artists are working or have completed long-term projects as part of their experience with gener8tor Art.

gener8tor Art is made possible with the support of the American Family Institute for Corporate and Social Impact.

Artist Profiles

Phoenix Brown uses painting, printmaking, and drawing to highlight dialogues around black feminism, personal storytelling, and pop culture. She uses various mediums and fabrication methods to confront the representation of nature, still life and the body of black women in the history of Western art.

Jessica Harvey uses photography, video, sound, archival resources and objects constructed from everyday materials to create images and installations focused on memory and place, with particular emphasis on the role of women in personal or family histories. Through humor and tragedy, Harvey creates a new way of reevaluating life, death and the mythology of our own history.

LaNia Sproles uses printmaking, drawing and collage to combine philosophies of self-perception, queer and feminist theories, and inherent racial dogmas. Her work focuses on the black female body as a place of trauma and compromised autonomy, while the characters in her work act as a reclamation of space as a queer person of color.

Hope Wang specializes in weaving, screen printing, painting and photography to create trompe-l’oeil documentations of industrial labor sites, including eroded, redacted or disfigured building facades. Focusing on these architectural “scars”, Wang explores how people make complicated relationships with the structures of their daily lives.


gener8tor is a turnkey platform for the creative economy that connects startups, entrepreneurs, artists, investors, universities and businesses. The gener8tor platform includes pre-accelerators, accelerators, corporate programming, conferences and scholarships focused on entrepreneurs, artists and musicians.


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