Vernon Akili

Vernon Akili is a mixed media artist and art educator based in Houston, TX. Originally from small town New Jersey, Vernon received his Bachelor’s of Fine Art from Fairleigh Dickinson University Teaneck, NJ. His art is about celebrating the natural beauty of African-Americans, with a particular focus on natural hair; and about seeing the power, beauty, and grace in distressed imagery.

His work has been on display at The Houston Museum of African-American Culture and in Texas Southern University’s Art Museum as part of the City Wide African-American Exhibition.