nykelle devivo

In using photography as language to understand their evolving sense of self, Portland based artist nykelle (N8) devivo finds their voice referring to histories of afrospiritualism and expressions of Black queer joy. Photographing ethereal bodies of light, sensual self portraits and quiet moments of prayer, their images act as a portal between timeless states of being and the physical world they inhabit. nykelle studied critical theory at the San Francisco Art Institute before going on to be published in articles such as Aint-Bad & I-D, displaying in group shows across the country, and assisting journalists for projects in The New York Times, The California Sunday Magazine and more.

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