Daphne Arthur (b. 1984, Caracas, Venezuela) centers her practice on the experimentation and transformation of conventional materials and forms. Drawing from her background, the Afro-Venezuelan artist explores the roles history, memory, and mythology play in the transformation or deterioration of the collective imaginary of the Black diaspora. Arthur received her BFA in Painting and Drawing from the School Of Art Institute of Chicago in 2007, and an MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2009. In 2020, she presented a solo exhibition titled “In The Eye of The World,” curated by Julia Marsh at Cedar Crest College, Philadelphia. She is the recipient of the Anne Critz fellowship, The Ald Held Fellowship at the American Academy of Rome, the Vermont Studio Center Fellowship and The NYFA Queens Art Fund: New Work Grant.