Ja’Deana Cognetta-Whitfield

Art + Extended Media

I’m a 2D artist focusing on collage and photography as my main mediums, specifically using found and captured images to create works that focus on the Black subject. My practice includes themes such as identity, community and family, both biological and found. I make art to tell the stories of the unheard and show the faces of the overlooked, with hopes to make space for them. And most importantly, to find a sense of foundation and grounding in the relationship with my Blackness, a part of me that I felt disconnected from in the past.