Naomi is a self taught, Interdisciplinary artist and author. As a Black woman, Naomi is forever interested in African diasporic histories and how they connect to the Black experience.
Her work stems from collaborating with grassroots organizations and publishers such as, but not limited to, Black Lives Matter, Graphic History Collective, Certain Days and Al Majdal Quarterly Magazine where she has illustrated numerous posters and t shirts with themes of resistance and empowerment.
Remembering Hogan's Alley and the Black Urban Landscape - Vancouver East Cultural Centre
A visual background slideshow consisting of archival photographs and newspaper clippings. This event focused on gentrificaiton within Black communities in North America, with a specific focus on Vancouver's first Black Community. This was in collaboration with Hogan's Alley Memorial Project, Ex Black Panther, David Hilliard and Historian, Afua Cooper, 2007
Light Grows the Tree - B.A.N.D. Gallery
A portrait of myself as a featured artist, by photographer Ebti Nabag. This exhibit showcased portraits of some of Toronto's most influential Black artists such as, Syrus Marcus Ware, Yaniya Lee, Michelle Pearson Clarke and Soteeho, 2017
Welcome to Blackhurst - Markham House
A commissioned piece on wood panel looking at resistance in Toronto's Black community through the 1960's/70's. An exhibit that showcased photographs, archival images and writings from artists such as John Blak and author Austin Clarke. The exhibit commemorated and celebrated Black communities and histories connected to the Bloor and Bathurst area, 2016
People's History of Kanada Poster Project - Rhizome Cafe
A poster design focusing on environmental racism and displacement in Black and Indigenous communities. Other engaged artists such as Tania Willarad, Afuwa Granger, Ange Sterritt and Gord Hill all showcased repression and resistance in Canadian history through political posters. This project was in collaboration with No One Is Illegal in Vancouver, BC, 2007
Black Women & Self Care: Thoughts on Mental Health, Oppression & Healing, 2015
This zine has been reviewed in magazines and blogs, is included in many zine libraries, not to mention The Free Black Women's Library. It has been showcased in multiple exhibits, summits and festivals all over North America and is also used in classrooms to engage students.
Black Women & Self Defense: Thoughts on Personal Space & Reclaiming Our Streets, 2016
My Left Fist: Healing From Childhood Trauma, 2016
Dismantling white supremacy with a collage of retro images and humorous tag lines, 2015
You Care Too Much-Personal Essay-My Left Fist, Toronto, ON, 2016
Broken Pencil Magazine-Article-On Self Care, Race and Representation in Zinemaking, Toronto, ON, 2016
Briarpatch Magazine-Article-Imagining Black Vancouver-Regina, Saskatchewan, 2014
West Coast Line-Poster Design-The People's History of Kanada Poster Project-Vancouver, BC, 2007
Dazed Magazine - Dazed Digital
SuperSelected Online Magazine
More updates for 2018 coming soon!