About the artist

Iesha.Denize LEDEATTE

Following an absence of over 35 years from the Arts, I responded unexpectedly and artistically to the myopia of the Wilberforce Abolition Bicentenary celebration in 2007 just out of sheer frustration and then simply put that artwork aside. My father’s death in 2010 blew fresh impetus into my work and I simultaneously discovered some fascinating significant historic links . What followed was a slow and painful 10 year journey of artistic voice recovery which was both accelerated and concluded by my mother’s passing in 2020 sealing 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 in both British and European categories as well as 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 was invited to contribute the final chapter of the Handbook of Postcolonial Politics which was published by Routledge in 2018.