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BIOGRAPHY

Dionna Bright is a portrait photographer and self-portrait artist based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her journey of exploring and documenting personal growth, evolution, and emotions reflects a deep connection to spirituality, authenticity, and unrestrained expression.

 

Adding a touch of whimsy and surreal atmosphere to her works, Dionna invites viewers to reflect on their own temporal journey. Her visual storytelling is deepened through the use of unique props, creative set design, and intentional color grading, coupled with thoughtful posing. Demonstrating an appreciation for distinctive landscapes and backdrops, she seamlessly incorporates these elements into visual narratives, capturing not just her boundless existence but also the essence of people as her subjects.

 

At the heart of Dionna's artistic journey lies the empowerment of individuals. Her work serves as a catalyst for introspection, healing, engagement, and the unapologetic exploration of new dimensions. Dionna's commitment to capturing authentic moments resonates in each piece, showcasing her portfolio as a testament to the diverse range of experiences she unfolds through her lens.

ARTIST STATEMENT | DIONNA BRIGHT

My art stands to explore and document personal growth, evolution, and emotions that reflect a deep connection to spirituality, authenticity, history, play and unrestrained expression. The depth of my visual storytelling is enriched by unique props and attire, creative set design, and intentional color grading, complemented by thoughtful posing. My appreciation for distinctive landscapes and backdrops is intentional as I incorporate these elements into visual narratives, capturing not only my boundless existence but also the essence of individuals as my subjects with my Nikon camera.

 

I invite viewers to reflect on their own temporal journey. At the core of my artistic pursuit is the empowerment of individuals while my work serves as a catalyst for introspection, healing, engagement, and the unapologetic exploration of new dimensions. I am dedicated to capturing authentic moments, and each piece in my portfolio stands as a testament to the diverse range of experiences I unfold through my lens.

C.V. | DIONNA BRIGHT

b. 1995- American born photography based artist

 

EDUCATION

2018 ​The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina

Curriculum, Sociology

RESIDENCIES

Spring 2024 Culture Bearer, QC Family Tree, Charlotte, North Carolina

 

EXHIBITIONS (Solo)

SIGNS | 2023 - Flux Galleries

Charlotte, North Carolina

2022 | Tina Turner - Belk Theatre at Blumenthal Performing Arts

Charlotte, North Carolina

 

EXHIBITIONS (Group)

2019 | N.C. State Fair

Raleigh, North Carolina

2022 | Hunnid Dolla Art Fair - BLK MKT CLT

Charlotte, North Carolina

2022 | This - Flux Galleries

Charlotte, North Carolina

2023 | Members Show - The Light Factory

Charlotte, North Carolina

2023 | Glimmers of the Hidden and Seen | The Light Factory (TLF) 

Charlotte, North Carolina

2023 | LOCAL STREET - The Mint Museum

Charlotte, North Carolina

2023 | Hunnid Dolla Art Fair - BLK MKT CLT

Charlotte, North Carolina

2024 | Our People - Arts Council of Fayetteville

Fayetteville, North Carolina

2024 | Breaking the Chains - The Arts Factory

Charlotte, North Carolina

2024 | Gallery of Greatness - Do Greater Charlotte Foundation

Charlotte, North Carolina

2024 | Doomsday Apocalypse Now and Then - McColl Center

Charlotte, North Carolina

2024 | I'm Tryna Get Like You - Good Art Co.

Greenville, South Carolina

SELECTED LECTURES/ PRESNTATIONS/ RADIO

Charlotte is Creative gives out HUG Grant, WBTV QC Life, Charlotte, North Carolina

Black Women Behind the Lens Panel, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, Charlotte, North Carolina

Photography and Authenticity Artist Talk, The VAPA Center, Charlotte, North Carolina

PUBLICATIONS & PRESS

2022 The Charlotte Observer - The unexpected way ‘a source of joy’ wound up as the model for a giant uptown mural

2022 WBTV QC Life - Charlotte is Creative gives out HUG Grant

2022 SHOUTOUT ATLANTA - Meet Dionna Bright | Professional Portrait Photographer & Self-Portrait Artist

2023 VoyageATL - Meet Dionna Bright

2023 Sistories - https://www.sistories.org/issues

2023 - WITH ASC FUNDING, A FAMILY WITH DEEP CHARLOTTE ROOTS SHARES ITS STORY WITH THE WORLD

2023 - ArtsPlus - A Seat At The Table podcast

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