"Finding Myself in Color" | Avery Hunter | July 7–September 9, 2022 | Blythe Brenden-Mann Community Center at MIDB

2022 was Art for All's year to celebrate disability pride and pride in identity. Avery Hunter expresses this pride through his art. Living and identifying as a transgender man with autism, schizoaffective disorder, ADHD and rheumatoid arthritis, Hunter explores what it means to be human in his work.

"I have been driven to accomplish distinct aesthetics in my work through the levels of psychosis that I experience. The amount of color in my work speaks to the freedom I feel in expressing my voice creatively, and the subject matter I present in quite a few art pieces advocates for those who need to be represented without stigmas, such as the LGBTQ+ community and people with disabilities. Yet there is more to one’s identity than their belonging in these communities. Therefore, I continue to explore what it means to be human in my work."

Read Hunter's full article in ICI's FYI monthly newsletter: FYI