Zaire McPhearson
Brock Family Instructor of Studio Arts

Zaire McPhearson is a multimedia artist from the Queen City of Charlotte, North Carolina. She works across various mediums, focusing mostly on photography, video, digital media, and drawing. Her work has developed into a means of emphasizing political, racial, and religious issues through a personal perspective. It takes a view of not only the social but also cultural aspect of society. Her recent work, Black Butterfl y, is a series of digital images and sculptural works that displays the different stages of life that exist for a butterfly, symbolically exploring how Black culture has been altered to portray different messages throughout history: movements, rebirths, and peaks of black culture recurring over time.  Zaire received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Digital Media with a minor in Biology from South Carolina State University in 2018.

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