January 29, 2022June 5, 2022

Luminous and dreamlike, Dana Oldfather’s paintings depict an imagined view of the world, one that prompts an introspective look at the layers and language of the human experience.

January 29, 2022June 5, 2022

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo) is the second recipient of moCa’s biannual Toby’s Prize. Named after philanthropist Toby Devan Lewis—one of moCa’s long-standing Board members—the prize supports the artistic practices of five artists over a 10-year period.

January 29, 2022June 5, 2022

Amber N. Ford is an artist based in Cleveland, OH. She received her BFA in Photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art (2016). Interested in race, and identity, she is best known for her work in portraiture, which she considers a collaborative engagement between photographer and sitter.

January 29, 2022June 5, 2022

Jerome AB’s At Once Terrifying and Equally Freeing (2021) is a mixed-media installation, movement video, and soundscape. A case study in surrender, the work consists of an artifact dug up and displayed within the museum walls. Its provenance unaccounted for, a 13’ high steel enclosure operates like a time capsule, teetering on one edge. Inside is a three-dimensional video file, attempting to relay a psychological unraveling captured in time, as best as the corrupted file can. Past glitches of lapsed memories, the video’s subject comes to a road diverged.

January 29, 2022June 5, 2022

J.J. Adams’s Flowers In Temporary Hands explores the role that privilege and race play into an assemblage of any one identity. With four distinct iterations–an artist book, video performance, sound, and sculptural landscape–Flowers In Temporary Hands abstractly layers images as language, culling from a steeply personal and concealed post generational memory. Through a staircased soundscape, the audience is guided into a layered installation of images mounted on a labyrinthine chain-link fence, an echo of the artist’s most significant detainment as a teenage child.

January 29, 2022March 6, 2022

The Museum of Creative Human Art presents photographer Ryan Harris’s third solo exhibition,

March 18, 2022June 5, 2022

Acclaimed Cleveland-based experimental filmmaker Robert Banks is working on Color Me Bone Face, a series of short films about Cleveland-based painter Dexter Davis. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art, Davis’s richly layered collages and drawings incorporate images of masks, eyes, imprints of open hands, and large swaths of color. Davis is a close friend, inspiration, and collaborator of Banks, who believes that the artist’s impactful practice has largely gone unnoticed and is deserving of rediscovery.

July 5, 2022November 30, 2022

Erykah Townsend, also known as E.T., is a multimedia conceptual artist from Cleveland, Ohio. Her paintings and objects are heavily influenced by pop culture. She quotes, “I use pop culture as a medium itself—exploring the spaces it fills in our lives and the inquiry of how real are the imaginary.” Her reflective and humorous narratives are interpretations of personal experiences, comments on consumerism and art history.