Aambr Newsome is a Visual Artist, Illustrator, and Muralist, who specializes in reshaping and curating a new African American experience by exploring and shifting Black History through the lens of Art Therapy.
In 2010, she began her journey to inspiring revolutionary change by joining Political Gridlock, and the True Colors Mural Project. With both organizations, she created iconic public art that focused on creating socio-political and economic change, she was also invited to learn how to restore public art via her mentor Juana Alicia. Alongside her, the original designers, and a handful of volunteers, we successfully restored the SF Women’s Building.
2012 marked when she showed her political posters at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. That same year, Political Gridlock did a group installation for a special performance by The Coup, a politically charged socially conscious rap group from Oakland. The next year she was invited to become a visual artist and community organizer with House of Malico, a female based collective committed to shifting space and perspectives for POC women in the Arts.
In the next 5 years she would go on to paint both commissioned and live works and exhibit with The Black Woman is God, African American Arts and Culture Complex, Queen of Heart Art Gallery, Oakhella, The Black Joy Parade, 3rd on Third, and Somarts. In 2019, she became a recipient of the Onye OZi Fellowship Award.
Currently, Aambr is focused on building studio based mental health practices and reshifting concepts surrounding therapy in the Black community.