Ari Brielle is an emerging visual artist born and based in Dallas, Texas. Her work explores the politicization of the Black American femme body, identity and experience. Painting from photographs of women and femmes in her life, Brielle creates her own visual vocabulary that chronicles Black contemporary issues of beauty despite pain. Brielle completed her BA at the University of North Texas in 2016, where she cultivated her studio practice and studied Interdisciplinary Art and Design. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Intermedia at the University of Texas at Arlington. In 2017 Ari Brielle was named one of Dallas’ Rising Stars, and her work has been included in group exhibitions across DFW. In 2019 the artist held her second solo exhibition, Safe Place, at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center in Dallas, TX. Two pieces from that body of work have been featured in print publications--one in Bitch Magazine, and one on the cover of Sana Sana, a book of poetry by Ariana Brown.