Outdoor scene of a garden between brick buildings with an elevated train in the background.

Madjeen Isaac, The Presence of Gran Bwa (2022). Oil paint. 72 x 50 in.

Madjeen Isaac is a Brooklyn based Haitian-American artist whose practice is rooted in home, communality and land stewardship. Growing up in a predominantly Caribbean neighborhood and being a first generation American influences her process of reimagining landscapes, incorporating elements of her hometown Brooklyn and ancestral homeland Haiti.

Isaac centers narratives of Black and Caribbean folks leaning into practices such as agriculture and tending to the spaces they occupy in exchange of an abundance of joy, liberation and leisure. She invites viewers of her work as both an outsider looking in and possibly existing in her worlds without the constraints of reality.

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