Jewel Ham is a graduating senior at Howard University, with a degree in Fine Arts. Jewel produces visual art that looks inward; developing seductive portraits that depict figures through a lens of self-sight. Interested in depicting experiences and other intangible emotional realities that hinge onto every day existence, chaotic imagery is presented against a backdrop of commonplace. Visualization of these third-person narrations present an intimate view of inner turmoil, creating a voyeuristic relationship between the subject and viewer; exploring emotionality through perspectives and cultural settings familiar to the Black experience.
Jewel also showcased at Art Basel Miami in December 2019 represented by The Fearless Artist popup gallery.