Artist bio

Curtis Newkirk Jr. was born in 1989 in Woodbridge, Va. In 2019, he received his BFA in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Integrated Communication and Design from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Curtis has previously shown work in exhibitions at The Maria V. Howard Arts Center in Rocky Mount, NC, and at Shockoe Artspace in Richmond, VA, amongst several other galleries. Curtis currently resides in Richmond, VA with his wife, Carolyn, and two children, Henley and Briden.


I Have A Dream



Artist Statement

The earth tones in the background and the position of the figure channels traditional portraiture but from a new perspective. This piece signifies boldness and a kind of determination to see the vision God has given me through.

How it fits into contest

This piece reflects the aspect of being an ambassador for the lord in the place he has placed me. As I avail myself to be used in the arts, I seek the guidance of the holy spirit to paint and speak with boldness as paul mentioned in v.20.



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