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Be [Identity] Each one of us is unique due to our different backgrounds. Many artists explore their identities, asking us to explore our own unique identities.

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1 Be [Identity] Each one of us is unique due to our different backgrounds. Many artists explore their identities, asking us to explore our own unique identities and selves as well. Our feelings, or emotions, are the expression of what is going on inside us. Artists often use emotion to ask us to look carefully at ourselves. Kehinde Wiley. Egyptian Landscape with Setting Sun. 2008.

2 Cindy Sherman. Untitled Film Still No. 10. 1978. Gelatin-silver print. 7 3/8 x 9 7/16 in. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures Gallery, New York, NY. All rights reserved.

3 Cindy Sherman Cindy Sherman photographs herself in made-up settings, suggesting stories of which she is a part. The stories are often unclear and confusing. She uses body language (the way someone sits, walks, stands) to communicate her feelings and the mood in the photograph.

4 Cindy Sherman. Untitled Film Still #3. 1977

5 Cindy Sherman. Untitled Film Still #21. 1978.

6 Cindy Sherman. Untitled Film Still #58. 1978.

7 Kelli Connell. Giggle from Double-life series. 2002. Digital color photography. 36 x 48 in. © 2002 Kelli Connell, courtesy of the artist and Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX. All rights reserved.

8 Kelli Connell Kelli Connell creates her self-portraits by digitally replicating her image. Her work asks questions about who we are, how we think about gender roles and what makes closeness between people.

9 Kelli Connell. Brickhaus Café. 2002

10 Kelli Connell. Daydream. 2002.

11 Kelli Connell. 4 th of July. 2005.

12 Kelli Connell. Windowsill. 2006.

13 Kehinde Wiley. Equestrian Painting of the Duke of Lerma. 2005. Oil on canvas. 9 x 9 ft. © Kehinde Wiley, courtesy of the artist. All rights reserved.

14 Kehinde Wiley Kehinde Wileys paintings blend traditional and contemporary modes of representation. While referencing the work of master painters such as Titian and Ingres, Wiley creates a fusion of period styles, ranging from French rococo and West African textile design to urban hip-hop.

15 Kehinde Wiley. George, Lord Digby and William, Lord Russell. 2007.

16 Kehinde Wiley. Prince Tomosso Francesco of Savoy-Carignano. 2005.

17 Kehinde Wiley. Le Roi a La Chasse. 2006.

18 Kehinde Wiley. Unity Painting. 2010.

19 Trenton Doyle Hancock. Studio Floor Encounter with Vegans 5. 2002. Graphite and acrylic on paper. 31 x 31.25 in. Courtesy of the artist and Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas.

20 Trenton Doyle Hancock Trenton Doyle Hancock is an African-American artist from Texas that creates characters based on different parts of his personality. Torpedo Boy is one of his characters who is an overly self-confident, super-hero. He is strong and powerful, yet sometimes his arrogance backfires on him and makes him unable to perform his super-hero duties.

21 Trenton Doyle Hancock. You Are a LIAR and the Truth is NOT in You. 2010.

22 Trenton Doyle Hancock. Mold. 2010.

23 Trenton Doyle Hancock. Descension and Dissension. 2008.

24 Trenton Doyle Hancock. Vegan Arm. 2006.

25 Trenton Doyle Hancock. Sesom and Painters Duet. Production still from Ballet Austin's Cult of Color: Call to Color. 2008.


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