Jamea Richmond Edwards (b. 1982)
Jamea Richmond-Edwards graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Jackson State University in 2004 where she studied painting and drawing. She went on to earn a MFA from Howard University in 2012. She offers a repertoire of portraits of women drawn using ink, graphite and mixed media collage. Richmond-Edwards' work has garnered the attention of various art critics including in the Washington Post and the Huffington Post's "Black Artists: 30 Contemporary Art Makers Under 40 You Should Know". The artist has exhibited her works nationally and internationally including the Delaware Art Museum (Wilmington, Delaware), Rush Arts Corridor Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), Parish Gallery (Washington, D.C.) and Galerie Myrtis (Baltimore, Maryland). Her works are in the permanent collections of private collectors across the country and the Embassy of the United States in Dakar, Senegal. She currently resides in Maryland with her husband and three sons.