Birmingham based artist, De’Anne Crooks (b.1990), prides herself on being an intersectional advocate for the visual arts; prioritising pertinent themes and making contemporaory art accessible for all.

De’Anne read Graphic Design at De Montfort University giving her the vocabulary to visually communicate and debate in a refined manner.  As De’Anne trained to become an educator in 2016, her desire to explore the visual arts was reignited and she explored the harmony between visual art and graphic design.  

In a recent interview, De’Anne listed 5 aspects of her artist-educator practice as essential: a profound message, a dynamic pedagogy, technical skill, an unbiased moral compass, and an inclusive approach to curatorial practices. All of which she hopes will aid her in engendering a more philosophical and diverse art education infrastructure.
De’Anne’s next body of work debates identity politics; posing new questions and continuing old-age theoretical conversations. Working with installation, performance and visual art, De’Anne is testing the parameters of this theme through the Black Hole Club residency program.  

Click here for De’Anne’s artist statement