Jamaal Hasef’s work introduces viewers to a world of critical issues often avoided by society. Exploring ideas of blackness globally, he illustrates his disciplined research with experimental images and video art. His pieces entice the viewer to contemplate difficult questions and spark conversations. Tolbert encourages viewers to reconsider their role in social construction, civil rights, and white hegemony. He earned his B.A. in Sociology & Art California State University, Bakersfield, completed his certification in Art & Marketing from Sotheby’s in London, and continued his studies at Claremont Graduate University where he received his MFA in Studio Art. In addition to working as an artist in Los Angeles, Jamaal Hasef is passionate about educating both young artists and art novices. He has worked as a visiting artist and lecturer at USC and Getty Unshuttered instructor and hopes to continue bringing art to his community through MetaArts.
We live in interesting times that suggest great transformation is at hand, one that will change the way we perceive race, privilege, and individual value.