They Smile Beneath Their Mask by Kendall Hill

Kendall Hill received his BFA in New Media in 2019 and is currently working in conjunction with the Chicago Park District on an ongoing series from the summer of 2020 documenting youth life and culture in Chicago parks during the COVID-19 pandemic and growing civil unrest. Visit his website for details about the project.

Jade Williams (2016 BFA in Sculpture) will receive a One State Artist Grant from Arts Alliance Illinois for her project Black Purple Bloom. Her traveling memorial tower was created to honor the Black Womxn who have lost their lives to police brutality. Through the collaborative efforts of her in-house team and workshop participants across the state, handmade commemorative blooms are being used to raise awareness for victims whose cases are not getting adequate coverage.