“See Them, See Us” part II is on display through March in the Townsend East Hallway of the College of Education.
The “See Them, See Us” series is a series of paintings calling attention to the plight of the
“immigrant” or “refugee”. Working from images of immigrants from different periods in American History and World History, the loosely painted figures are existing together, from both past and contemporary immigrant movements in the same composition. Additionally, the images are on mirrors, engaging the viewer and making them complicit in these narratives.
Join visual artist Alyssa Liles-Amponsah, Associate Director of K-12 Programming & Education Equity in the Office of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity as she explains the See Them, See Us series and her other work focusing on issues of identity and history in American culture.
Theresa Metz, Coordinator, The Bridge
Alyssa Liles-Amponsah is a visual artist from Norfolk, Virginia. Alyssa earned her BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University, an MA in African American and African Diaspora Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington and an Ed.M. in Arts in Education from Harvard University.
Her work centers on issues of identity and history in American culture. Alyssa utilizes modes of expressionism via mixed media to convey emotion through portraits and figures. Her work also seeks to make visible the human element of sensationalized subjects that often become desensitized within the public discourse.
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