Monique Muse Dodd (b.1994) is an NYC based artist working in photography, video, installation and soundscape. Through the use of multimedia, Muse creates a visual vernacular that is heavily influenced by her African Ancestry and Spiritual practice. Drawing from her personal history, actual and imagined, her work explores what it means to be black and free, and how blackness exists in the near future. Obsessed with how America consumes black and gay culture Muse interrogates how she contributes to this further commodification of black and queer identities.
Muse holds a BA in Film Production from Howard University and was a 2017-2018 Artist-in-Residence at the Flux Factory. She was also selected as a 2018 artist-in-residence at the ARoS Public Museum in Denmark. Muse has exhibited work at the Prince George’s African American Museum, DC Arts Center, The Flux Factory, Local Project and Mabou Mines Theater. Through her work, Muse hopes to create space for black bodies to be free, even if only for a frame.