Jasmine McNeal is an independent curator and art advisor who has been based in Los Angeles since 2016. Her curatorial practice focuses on the many aspects of Black identity and Black spirituality. She earned her BA in World Arts and Cultures from UCLA in 2016, and her MA in Cultural Studies from KU Leuven in Belgium in 2018. She has curated exhibitions locally and abroad, including Ghana and Belgium. She is the founder of Other Faith Art Consulting, an art consulting business and gallery which focuses on the inclusivity and representation of Black contemporary art. Most recently, she co-curated the 2021 acclaimed exhibition “Otherwise/Revival,” a group show that visualized the impact of the historic Black church— specifically the Black Pentecostal movement—on contemporary artists, at Bridge Projects in Los Angeles.
KaleidoLA is the Department of Art and Art History’s annual guest speaker series. For the past nine years, KaleidoLA has been a vital connection between Loyola Marymount University and the Los Angeles arts community. During 2021-2022, the Department of Art and Art History, in collaboration with the Laband Art Gallery, will thematically center artists whose artwork and lived experiences foreground issues of racial, economic and social justice. In light of COVID-19 precautions, all lectures will be delivered live on Zoom.
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