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interdisciplinary artist, new Black renaissance archivist.

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Devynn Barnes is an interdisciplinary artist, new Black renaissance archivist and visual emoter.

Based in Oakland, Devynn draws deep passion and inspiration from her people and the rich tapestry of nostalgic moments. With reverence for timeless authenticity, she embarks on a journey of visually memorializing the ethereal nature of folx of color, celebrating their magnificent simplicity of being.

As a queer Black artist, they navigate the delicate balance between documention and challenging societal norms, and shedding light on the intricacies of marginalized experiences. Through their art, they seek to uncover untold stories, illuminating the unspoken truths that reside within the archives of the past.

By melding documentation with artistic expression, they invite viewers to  confront their own narratives, encouraging a collective awakening and communal (melanated) homecoming.


            Schlaumer Haus Gallery | SF, CA

2023    ‘QUEER KICKS - Schlaumer Haus Gallery @ Complexcon |
            Long Beach, CA

2023    BEYOND TIME - Group show | Oakland, CA

2023    ‘ARRIVED COLLECTIVE x Brooklyn - Group show | NY
2023    ‘THE FEELS 7 - Featured Artist - Group show | Seattle, WA

2023    ‘ART IN BLOOM’ - Black Girls Greenhouse | Oakland, CA  

2023    ‘IT’S AN ART PARTY’ - Group show | Oakland, CA

2022    ‘WHAT DO YOU SEE?’ - Group show | SF, CA

2022    WEST COAST CRAFT - SF, CA    

2021    ‘THE FEELS 5 - Virtual showcase

2019    THE FEELS 3’ - Seattle, WA  
2018    ‘THE FEELS 2 - Seattle, WA

‘Urban Cowboy’

Oil on canvas - 24”x36”  -  $3200


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‘Black cowfolk communing’

Acrylic, ink + flashe on canvas - 11”x19”  -  $500

‘Fluid fields of green’  

Acrylic, flashe on canvas, custom wood frame  -  47”x72”  -  $2200

‘Black beings at rest’

Oil on canvas  -  24”x36”  -  $1700