Precious Blake is an arts organizer and illustrator living and working in Baltimore, MD. Precious received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration with a concentration in Printmaking at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has received several awards including: Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Award, Maryland Artists Equity Foundation Scholarship, Americans for the Arts Conference Scholarship, and the Sidney Lake Award. She is currently the Communications and Development Coordinator at Arts Every Day, a non-profit that supports arts integrated learning in Baltimore City Public Schools. Ms. Blake is dedicated to serving underrepresented artists in Baltimore through community programming, event organizing, and advocating for equitable access to art resources and education.
The urban city is my muse; the daily collisions of noise, architecture, people, and spaces continually show how a city can be at once an isolating, claustrophobic, but an absurdly comforting adventure. In order to dissect this constantly shifting landscape, my work weaves between different states of mark making and construction. Documenting and archiving cities and its people take the form of on site drawings, monoprints, relief linocuts, handwritten type, and digital collage. My work contextualizes the physical and metaphorical spaces I experience and interprets them through fantastical and colorful reimaginings.
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