Douglas Blanc

Teenie Orishas


20" x 9", ink and marker on paper, framed

Douglas Blanc is a visual artist, Afro-futurist writer, and bodyworker based in Joshua Tree, CA. He graduated with a BFA in Drawing from California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA in 1998. He spent 10 years as a member of the artists studio collective American Steel Studios. Douglas moved to Joshua Tree in 2016 and became a member of the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council and Joshua Tree Arts Professionals. He has shown work in numerous area galleries and has co-curated shows at the Beatnik Lounge. Douglas has worked for Groundwork Arts and Artists Tea in JT National Park. He has volunteered with High Desert Test Sites, A-Z West, and the Desert Research Library. He is the founder and facilitator of the Mojave Artists of Color Collective, a peer-led organization for BIPOC creatives in the Morongo Basin. He completed an Afro-futurist science fantasy, The Downsider, which is awaiting publication. 

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