Derek A. Holland


B.S. Family Studies, University of Maryland, College Park MPH, Urban Design, Washington University in St. Louis

Born in Montgomery, AL and raised in the suburbs of Washington, DC and Philadelphia, PA. Derek identifies as a Black, Queer person whose craft was catalyzed by studying public health and questions the constructions of Blackness used for research around the world in digital and physical spaces using paint and multimedia. Derek explores this by attempting to translate and synthesize concepts of data, Blackness, wellness/health, and research methodologies.

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