About the artist

Iesha.Denize LEDEATTE

Following an absence of 35 years from the Arts, I responded artistically to the myopic Wilberforce Abolition Bicentenary celebration in 2007 out of frustration. The death of my father blew fresh impetus into my work as I recognised the significant link between the two events. A 10 year journey of artistic voice recovery followed, slowly emerging from its cocoon, punctuated by my mother’s recent death which sealed the loss of yet another generation with little or no material progress.

My passion for social change and innovation in art is reflected in everything. I have studied at Croydon College of Art and Design, City Lit, Putney School of Art, Kofi Arts and The Essential School of Painting. I am a recipient and alumni of Global Women Inventors and Innovators Network British & European awards for creativity and social change, a British Innovation Society award recipient and a former Fellow of the RSA. My work has been accepted for presentation at a number of academic conferences both in the UK and abroad and I contributed the final chapter of the Handbook of Postcolonial Politics which was published by Routledge in 2018.