Mercy Viola Carpenter, 2018
Mercy Viola is a Black and Native nonbinary femme raised in Brooklyn, New York. They are passionate about land sovereignty, reclaiming ritual and healing intergenerational trauma. Mercy incorporates these values as a Visual Artist, Performance Artist, Reiki practitioner and Educator. They create art with the intention of elevating indigenous wisdom that supports TGNC, black and native peoples. Their intention is for their artwork to reflect the historical resistance blueprints. They create vibrant multimedia science fiction, bridging vision to lived practice. Creating art that allows understanding of concepts that could otherwise lose their meaning gathering dust in academia. Mercy continues teaching and creating art to actualize integrity, accountability and sustainability particularly in movement, action and educational spaces.