Destiny Belgrave’s mixed-media works are loving and vibrant mosaics of her subjects. The artist’s tactile works have a sometimes ornamental attention to pattern, and she employs strong technical skills to achieve precise figuration. Belgrave was nurtured by a Caribbean and African American upbringing, and her work upholds and uplifts Blackness, family and culture—elevating the domestic by memorializing it in the tradition of formal portraiture.
Destiny Belgrave was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1996. The artist received a BFA in Painting from MICA in Baltimore, Maryland.
Tender Tending, a solo exhibition of Belgrave’s work curated by Tess Schwab, took place at SPRING/BREAK in New York City. Other exhibitions of the artist’s work have taken place at: Hashimoto Gallery in New York City; Abigail Ogilvy Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts; Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago, Illinois; the Bongsan Cultural Center in Daegu, South Korea; and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore, Maryland; among others.
In 2021, Belgrave was awarded the Emma Bee Bernstein Fellowship with A.I.R. Gallery and the BRICworkspace Residency at BRIC—both in Brooklyn, New York.
Belgrave lives and works in Queens, New York.