African. American. Black. Man. Woman. Pash Lima’s “Black Matter” is a mash-up of history and culture and experiences that shape the definition of who we are as a people and why our lives matter.
The formula for balancing my life as an artist never stays the same. The beauty of it is that art is a very flexible universe that an artist travels through like an astronaut. Searching and stumbling upon new finds and interpretations of worlds and ideas previously found by our fellow explorers of past and present. As I navigate this wide free range of expression I find myself uncovering many different types and sizes of obstacles as my journey goes on. Thus explaining why an artist must not be afraid of being flexible to suit them on their search for higher levels of expression. With an aggressive approach, my compositions balance concepts of past and present futures.
My work is a direct manifestation of the multidimensional lost and found that is me. –
Pash was born in Hartford, CT and raised in Atlanta, GA and briefly in Bonn, Germany. He studied on scholarship at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts/ Boston; University of the Arts and Hussian, both in Philadelphia. Pash's work has appeared in the Art Beats + Lyrics exhibition in multiple cities, local galleries, and mural work throughout Atlanta. He is the owner of Pash Lima Design LLC. Pash is currently a gallery assistant at Notch 8 Art Gallery in Atlanta,GA. He resides in Atlanta raising his daughter and works as owner of Pash Lima Art & Design LLC, and tattoo artist/designer.
2015: Studio 219, Atlanta, GA; Tattoo Apprentice
2009: Hussian School of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Illustration Major
2008: University of the Arts, School of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA; Fine Arts
2008: North Springs Charter High School, Atlanta, GA; Visual Arts Magnet Program
2007: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Summer Studio
2007: Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA; Figure Drawing
2005: Alpharetta High School, Alpharetta, GA; College Prep
2004: Bonn International School, Bonn, Germany; International Baccalaureate
2014/2015/2016/2017/2018: Arts Beats+ Lyrics Tour
May 2017: Notch 8 Gallery, ATL, GA; UNRAVELED Group Show
August 2016: Mason Fine Art Gallery, ATL, GA; Art With A Future Exhibition and Charity Auction
July 2016: Notch 8 Gallery, ATL, GA; INRATIO Group Show
August 2010: ONYXCON 2 Comic Book Convention
December 2009: Paul R. Jones Collection, Studio Clout Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA. At age 19, Pash became the youngest artist ever collected by Mr. Jones. The Paul R. Jones Collection is one of the largest African American Fine Art collections in the United States.
2007 – 2011: Featured artist in exhibits at Studio Clout Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
April 2018: Studio 249 (Peters & Fair Streets, Atlanta, GA); Outdoor mural
March 2018: The Twelve Hotel (condo); Residential indoor mural
January 2018: Fahamu Pecou Marta Mural Series; Contributing artist
December 2017: Dillon Maurer, Residential indoor mural
June 2016: Forward Warrior Project, Atlanta,GA; Annual invitation only mural event
Dec 2014: Fayette County Water Treatment Center, Fayetteville, GA; Outdoor mural
Completed a vibrant mural from his original concept design, which was selected from a submission process. Measured 91’ wide x 11’ tall.
October 2013: Amy’s Natural Foods, Alpharetta, GA; 20’x10’ indoor mural
March 2012: St. James UMC, Alpharetta, GA; Commissioned indoor mural for nursery
July 2017: Assistant Curator for Studio Clout Gallery /The Village Market ATL
June 2016-Present: Gallery Assistant / Notch 8 Art Gallery
June 2014: Artist/Curator Pash Lima Solo Art Show, Metropolitan Lofts, Atlanta, GA
October 2014: Established Pash Lima Art & Design LLC
Owner and sole proprietor for artistic commissions, mural design and execution. Responsible for customer interactions, sales, and services as well as collecting fees for services rendered. Self-managed exhibiting artist and brand representative.
2009 – 2011: Gallery Assistant / Studio Clout Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
February 2008: Awarded four-year merit scholarship to attend University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA
May 2007: Awarded a summer merit scholarship to attend The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston MA
The phenomenal and thriving artist Lina Iris Viktor will present her first major museum exhibit at The New Orleans Museum of Art, opening this fall. Titled Lina Iris Viktor: A Haven. A Hell. A Dream Deferred, the installation will be on display from October 5th, 2018 through January 6th, 2019.
A Haven. A Hell. A Dream Deferred will feature an entirely new body of work created by Viktor that investigates the narratives surrounding America’s involvement in the founding of Liberia. Throughout the exhibit, the artist reimagines the rich history of Liberia’s colonial past. “Liberia appears in Viktor’s re-imagining as a kind of paradise lost, and as a cautionary tale,” said Allison Young, an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow of Contemporary Art. “At the same time, her work transcends this narrative, revealing how examples of visual culture—from Dutch Wax fabrics to national emblems to gestures in the history of portraiture—exist as remnants of these colonial histories.”
Based in New York, the British-Liberian artist is highly known for her luxurious large-scale paintings and installations that are adorned with gold and include references to both modern and traditional West African culture.
“NOMA is pleased to present Lina Iris Viktor’s exhibition, and to foreground a lesser-known history of which the American South was a part,” said Susan Taylor, NOMA’s Montine McDaniel Freeman Director. “In this series, Viktor offers her unique perspective on a complex and multifaceted history.”
Programs related to the exhibition feature conversations led by Lina Iris Viktor and Allison Young, a film series, and a special talk with Viktor and curator Renée Mussai. For more information, please visit NOMA READ MORE........