Ireashia M. Bennett

Ireashia M. Bennett is a Black queer new media artist from Suitland, MD and currently based in Chicago, IL. They produce multimedia essays, short documentaries, and experimental films that center and prioritize Black queer disabled perspectives and realities. They believe the camera captures the connection between how a person exists and how their spirit impresses onto others. They seek to bring a compassionate perspective to how they explore ways to communicate complex social issues into accessible formats through media and storytelling. They hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Columbia College Chicago. Their work has been exhibited locally in Chicago at art spaces such as the Sullivan Galleries, the Arts Incubator, Stony Island Arts Bank and the Chicago Art Department as well as nationally at the Museum of African American History in Boston, MA.

Ireashia M. Bennett "Self-Portrait, Unruly Bodies, Divergent Minds" (2020).

SPARK Microgrant

2019 - 2020,
Grant Recipient