by Melissa Ceren
Calligraphy ink, digital drawing, coloring, sketching
2999 x 3999 px
About the Artist
Melissa Ceren is an artist and researcher with a BA in Forensic Psychology from CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Ceren is interested in how drawing or artistic development can impact educational curriculum, cultural identity, acculturative stress, and risk-taking behaviors in immigrant adolescents. Her portfolio centers around artistic themes that influence her, specifically the socio-economic and political themes in African-American hip-hop which, as a first-generation Guatemalan-American student, Ceren has either experienced herself or witnessed firsthand. Ceren hopes to bridge the gap for artists of color through her art and research.