Past Resident

Antonia B. Larkin

Antonia B. Larkin (b.1990, Germany) is an interdisciplinary artist with a BFA from Georgia Southern University, and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of art.

Larkin's work deals with navigating contemporary black womanhood within western constructs that facilitate misogynoir. While black women are still women the intersection often pushes and pulls across the spectrum of identity. Navigating has led her to wonder where the black female body stands socially and historically. Is it problematic for a black woman to identify with Olympia and not her maid? Are black women more akin to King Kong or a damsel in distress?

Larkin seeks to understand the western construction of the black female body, and being.