Ta-coumba Tyrone Aiken
Ta-coumba is an internationally recognized artist, arts administrator, public speaker and community activist. Aiken focuses on public art and collaborative projects.
Aiken is a recipient of numerous awards and honors including but not limited to the 2015 Knight Arts Challenge Winner with Walker West Music Academy, 2011 Sally Irvine Ordway Award, a Pollack-Krasner Foundation Fellowship and a Bush Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship. His works can be found in the collections of the Walker Art Center, Bush Foundation, RBC Dain Rauscher, General Mills, Herbie Hancock, Saint Paul Union Depot, and Maya Angelou
Ta-coumba Aiken once again is exploring and expressing his "Visual Voice". He is used for community engagement and social activism. Aiken lends his talents to draw people's attention to the big issues in, inequities in homelessness, health, education, race and gender. He also believes in love for his fellow human being and all living things most importantly our planet.
This exhibition titled " Intricate Simplicities of the Spirit" is Mr Aiken's description of his art and his life. When ask what is his style of art, he says
" Superlative Realism " and smiles. " I created my art to heal the hearts of people and their communities by evoking a positive spirit."
For more information go to: tacoumbaaiken.com,