Llucy Llong is a visual anthropologist and family archivist from Atlanta, GA. Her work explores and examines the Spirit, culture, and traditions of original descendants of the African diaspora. Through sculpture, digital media, and textiles, she preserves heirlooms from the past, archives the present, and creates artifacts for the future.
Llong has been a contributing artist for Atlanta-based publications such as Floromancy and Color ATL. In 2017, her work was included in the library of curatorial collective, Present Futures, for Open Engagement in Chicago, which is an artist-led initiative focusing on socially engaged art. Llucy’s current work focuses on an initiative called Ascend Together In Power, which is a nostalgic approach to the restoration of Black American families through the lens of lineage reflection, introspection, and future building.
Her work has been shared and exhibited at Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, 2017), the University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL, 2017), and the North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh, NC, 2018). Llong currently lives and works between Charlotte, NC and her hometown of Atlanta, GA.
Interviews & Contributing Essays:
Afrofuturism & Social Justice (Video Interview by Peggy Peattie of the University of San Diego and LA Times)
VoyageATL (Artist Profile by Dianne Lopez)
The Influencers Present (Artist Interview by DJ100 K!)