Artist Jamaal Peterman joins Rail Artseen contributor Zoë Hopkins for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by No Land.
In this talk
Artist Jamaal Peterman (b. 1990, Fort Lauderdale, FL; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY/MD) received his MFA at Pratt Institute (2019) and BFA from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (2014). He has been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA), Public Art Fund, New York; the University of Chicago; Kavi Gupta, Chicago; and James Fuentes, New York. Peterman has undertaken residencies at MASS MoCA, Wassaic Project Residency, and Fountainhead Residency. White Roads on Black Soil follows Peterman’s first exhibition at the gallery, Grunch In Bed, and his online exhibition, Tales from the Hood, were both held in 2020.
Writer Zoë Hopkins studies Art History and African American Studies at Harvard University. Her writing has appeared in Hyperallergic, the Brooklyn Rail, and Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art.
The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poem, and we’re fortunate to have No Land reading.
No Land is an artist, poet, filmmaker, photographer, and cultural organizer–born and working in New York City. Her work has been recognized for continuing the lineage of downtown NYC counterculture. As a poet & vocalist, she has performed in collaborative works internationally at Jazzfest Berlin, Crossing Borders Festival in the Hague, Enclave Festival (Mexico City), LaMaMa Galleria (NYC), The Kennedy Center (DC), Roulette Intermedium, the University of New Haven, & other venues. In 2018, she released Authentic Artifice, an art-book of poetry and photographs, published by Newest York. She is an advocate for prisoner’s rights & freedoms, corresponding with and visiting incarcerated artists between Mexico and the U.S.