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Her Palette invites Samuella Graham
Her Palette invites Samuella Graham
Her Palette invites Samuella Graham

05 Jul 24 14:00H

Her Palette invites Samuella Graham

With Assumpta Dickens

In this episode, we explore the artistic practice of Samuella Graham. Samuella's art spans various mediums and themes, showcasing a distinctive narrative and stylistic flair. She generously shares her creative process, offering insights into how she navigates the intersection of different disciplines in her work. Her pieces explore women's experiences, period poverty, and cultural expectations, driven by a passion for these critical topics. Samuella aims to spark meaningful conversations through her art, contributing to discussions on these issues. From local exhibitions in Ghana to international showcases in places like Abidjan and Côte d'Ivoire, her art has garnered attention on both national and global platforms. She discusses the impact she hopes to achieve, particularly in initiating dialogues on socio-economic challenges and cultural stereotypes. As an emerging artist, Samuella opens up about her challenges and shares feasible solutions to overcome these hurdles.

This episode's playlist dives into the genre-defying world of African alternative women artists. They challenge norms and blend styles to produce a sonic landscape where tradition meets the avant-garde, weaving raw energy, introspective lyrics, and boundary-pushing sounds together.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/15YqEi0k8FzgguTzbCDpvM?si=699a68b37b8a49fb

With Guest: Samuella Graham, known as Samo, is a multidisciplinary artist based in Accra, Ghana. A graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with a degree in Communication Design, Film and Animation major. She initially honed her skills in the advertising industry, working as a graphic designer and creative director for both startups and established companies. This experience not only refined her aesthetic sensibilities but also enriched her personal artistic endeavors. Currently, SAMO is dedicated to her career as an artist, where she leverages her talents to spotlight period poverty. Through her art, she addresses the critical health issues and hardships women face due to inadequate resources, cultural taboos, and systemic neglect, making her a significant voice in both the local and global art community