Iris Ward Loughran


Purity: Ain't Me / Mixed Media on Found Object / 2016



Inspired by Basquiat's early paintings on found objects, I expand on the series by finding
discarded objects, painting them, and then returning them to the city streets. I use this method to expose my ethos and emotions.
As a result, I effectively 'come-out' in my work by virtue of unlearning the inevitable self-hate from
being a #WOC. Left on the street, the paintings are out of context, and only photo documentation remains.




American Pride / Mixed Media on Found Object / 2016




No Thank You / Mixed Media on Found Object / 2016





Here Lies Mulata / Mixed Media on Found Object / 2016




Negro Blood / Mixed Media on Found Object / 2016




Dead Homies / Mixed Media on Found Object / 2016





Neo Nazi = Alt-Right / Mixed Media on Found Object / 2016




In Floods of White Americanism / Mixed Media on Found Object / 2016





Sad Girl / Mixed Media on Found Object / 2016




Living Just Enough / Mixed Media on Found Object / 2016