Enam Gbewonyo, Multimedia Textile Artist
Enam Gbewonyo is a multimedia textile artist, curator and the founder of the Black British Female Artist Collective — a platform helping emerging female Diaspora artists build sustainable careers, founded in early 2015.
Enam began her career in New York after graduating with a BA in Textile Design in 2001 as a knitwear designer for six years. Her work translate ideals of humanity using textiles, surface pattern and painting. Her works also promote handcraft using embroidery, knit, print and wirework to disparage society’s dependence on technology and restore the spiritual connection between artisan, their work and their audience.
As an exhibitor and curator, she has worked with organisations such TEDxEuston, The Artist Project Fair, Toronto; has had her worked exhibited in LA and at New York’s Times Square and is also part of the International Curator’s Forum (ICF) ‘Beyond the Frame’ - a programme developing art professionals in the BAME community.
Discover more about Enam in her own words, through the following statements.
I am thankful.
I revel in joy.
My work / creativity enables me to find freedom.
I nurture and protect my state of mind / way of being by exercising mind, body and soul through mindfulness, meditation and holistic fitness as much as possible.
Self expression is being true to myself.
Creativity is the manifestation of my subconscious mind.
I aspire to being the best version of myself.
I am grateful for love of family.
An affirmation: I am vibrating on the frequency of happiness, health and wealth.