Aleatha Lindsay

African American woman with long dreads wearing a long sleeve black top inside a studio space painting onto a large canvas with purple and yellow paint

Aleatha Lindsay is an Atlanta based award-winning multi-disciplinary artist, independent curator, disability advocate, and published author. Her paintings are juxtapositions of shapes, fluid gestures, simplistic movement, and bold colorful explorations. Much of her work explores the physical and psych/emotional qualities of interactions; with humanity and within environments. Her creative process often begins with sketches that delve into these themes before finalizing compositions for new works. The final products present fluid explorations of the intended themes working in harmony.

In her mixed media work, she collects items, decontextualizes, reimagines and reconstructs them into figurative representations to pay homage to women of the global diaspora. These carefully placed items present unpredictable shapes and patterns that allude to the complexity of character, strength, and culture. The resulting sculptural figures pull us into their fictional realities with a high degree of naturalism and beauty.

Her work represents a balm of honor, dignity, protection and spiritual uplifting. It is acting as a ribbon that binds our souls into one of conquering grace, beauty, and compassion. As the artist, she examines the different forms this balm takes, the thinking and history that lies behind it. Lindsay uses found objects as the common denominators of a contemporary environment. Altering them is an embodiment of questioning and raising awareness of the current state of the long overdue homage to women of the global diaspora.

ALEATHA LINDSAY holds a BA from Russell Sage College (Creative Arts Therapy) and an MA from Savannah College of Art & Design (Art Leadership & Business Design). A classically trained ballerina, she also studied Dance Therapy in Corfu, Greece under the direction of Dr. Danielle L. Fraenkel. After completing her studies, she went on to pursue posts in the mental health, arts community development, and special education arenas. She has held curatorial and leadership roles at several arts organizations in the metro Atlanta area including Kudzu Art Zone, Art Center and Gallery.

Deaf from the age of 2, she credits her early exposure to the arts with helping her overcome the challenges related to her disability. Her work has been purchased by collectors nationally and exhibited in Atlanta, New York, Spain, and Norway. Lindsay is the Founder and Curator of The Ikouii Creative, a disability-led organization that provides opportunities for artists with disabilities globally and assists organizations in adopting more inclusive attitudes.


Select Exhibitions

2020 Black and Proud, Bright Ring, Atlanta, GA
2019 Color to Cube, Dyer Arts Gallery, New York
2019 Florida Deaf Art Show, Tampa, Florida
2019 Bearing Witness: The Art of Protest, Women Caucus for Art, Atlanta, GA
2019 Retrospectare, The B Complex Artist Cooperative, Atlanta, GA
2019 Freedom, African Americans for the Arts, Atlanta, GA
2018. Talk to Me, Auditory Verbal Center, Atlanta, GA
2018. Eternal Pursuit: The Black Experience, Peachtree Corners, GA
2017 Rising from the Rails, Southeastern Railway Museum, Atlanta, GA
2016 Re-Hatched, Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity, Atlanta, GA
2016 Cultural Preservations, Duluth, GA
2016 Gallery L1, Atlanta, GA
2015 Global Network for Rights & Development (GNRD), Stavanger, Norway
2015 Black Flowers, Catalonia, Spain
2015 Doors of Hope, Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity, Norcross, Georgia
2013 Oglethorpe University Art Museum, Atlanta, Georgia
2015 B Complex Artist Cooperative, Atlanta, Georgia
2011 Ultraviolet, Upstate Artist Guild, New York
2010 Schacht Fine Arts Center, New York