Rashaad Newsome | the artist
The artist Rashaad Newsome
Born 1979, New Orleans, LA, USA.
Lives and works in New York, .
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Newsome has long been fascinated by the dance form known as vogue, which developed in New Yorks gay ballroom scene in the 1960s and 1970s. Although it still thrives in that community, vogue remains marginalized, particularly in comparison to other contemporary dance forms…
A young artist redefines the categories of high and low through his work.
Rashaad Newsome builds new cultural monuments out of the fragments of pop culture. He recreates high culture forms, from chamber music to heraldry, using diamond bling, ghetto vernacular, and hip hop beats. Creating his own distinct language and coat of arms…
Rashaad Newsome was born in New Orleans Louisiana where he received a BA in Art History from Tulane University. After moving to New York, he studied film and post-production at Film Video Arts. Newsome has exhibited and performed nationally and internationally at venues including The Kitchen, NYC; The Project Gallery, NYC; Ramis Barquet Gallry, NYC; K.U.E.L., Berlin; and Fondation Cartier, Paris…