LOCATED | New York City | Worldwide
“Always go a little further into the water than you feel you are capable of being in. Go a little bit out of your depth, and when you don't feel like your feet are quite touching the bottom, you're just about in the right place to do something exciting.” - David Bowie
My current studies deal with Pain Transmutation. Conducting intentional experiments on changes in my physical environment and the direct effect these changes have on my artistry. Taking liberties with the human psyche in an attempt to exist in a constant state of growth. Removing certain comforts, such as consistency, thus transmuting discomfort. Using new lived experiences as a catalyst for change, resulting in a continuous reinvention of the self. Observing what this does to my work and my life around me. I have found myself increasingly called to human rights activism; growing tired of creating digestible paintings hanging quietly in the background, I yearn to speak out for women, children, and unheard voices. My goal is to incite conversation. Over the course of my career, I have learned that the more I share, the more I connect. I have dedicated the foreseeable future to radical transparency. Exploring my tolerance of inherent uncontrollables while simultaneously studying The Herd Mentality vs. The Outlier.
A maximalist in lifestyle, fashion, art, and identity. Ette is a prolific multidisciplinary artist. Her schooling led to a BFA in creative advertising & graphic design from Michigan State University. Along with a BIG 10 Championship, collegiate Division I Women’s Basketball 2013-2014 season. Extracurriculars included color theory, photography, and art history.
Raised by a creative, Ette was innately drawn to the arts. Her first documented work dates back to 2003. The year book cover of her elementary school, designed while she was in third grade. Fast forward to 2019, debuting her solo exhibition at TRNGL Loft in the historic Meatpacking District of Manhattan, NYC.
Now approaching her 7th year in New York City, Ette has earned the title of a local, and the respect of the city’s close-knit art community. With worldwide expansion on the horizon, this 28 year old, according to the New York Journal, is one to look out for.
Her accolades include but are not limited to: Modern Art Masters (Louvre, Paris 2019); Festival de Cannes (France, 2022), Museum Curation for Governor Fifi Masuka (Democratic Republic of Congo, 2021), and Volunteer Art Teaching (DRC 2021).