Jessi Jumanji

COLLAGE ARTIST • PAINTER • ARCHIVIST • CULTURAL PRACTITIONER

Bio

Jessi Jumanji is a multifaceted visual artist from Memphis, TN, currently residing in Los Angeles, CA. With a passion for African history, nature, and the otherworldly, Jessi explores the many dimensions of Afrofuturism through digital collage and painting. Raised in the city where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, and having family roots in Greenwood, MS, the cotton capital of the world, Jessi has an interesting viewpoint on the black experience. Through her very own dreams and creations, Jessi Jumanji has become well-known for her contemplative perspective on black life throughout the past, present, and future.


Solo & Group Exhibitions

  • "Black Spectrum" (2021)

    Aziz Galerie, Los Angeles, CA

  • "A Beautiful Struggle: Black Feminist Futurism" (2020)

    Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

  • "Visuals & Vibes" (2020)

    CLTV Gallery, Memphis, TN

  • "The Cookout: Kinfolk and Other Intimacies" (2020)

    MoCADA, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Brooklyn, NY

  • "AfroAlchemy" (2019)

    Alkebulan Cultural Center, Pasadena, CA

  • "Yesterday, Today, and the Future" (2019)

    Alkebulan Cultural Center, Pasadena, CA

  • "Four Women" (2019)

    Alkebulan Cultural Center, Pasadena, CA

  • "Back to Black" (2018)

    Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles, CA

  • "The AfroFuture" (2018)

    WorldBeat Cultural Center, San Diego, CA

  • "We Rise" (2018)

    Arts District, Los Angeles, CA

  • "The Jumanji Effect" (2017)

    Bee Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

  • "Black(s) to the Future" (2017)

    Festival, Paris, France

Featured Press

  • Architectural Digest

  • AfroPunk

  • BET

  • Blavity

  • Cosmopolitan

  • Essence

  • Face2Face Africa

  • Fox 13 Memphis

  • Google Arts & Culture
  • Kulture Hub

  • Paper Magazine

  • SXSW


Guest Lectures

  • Pitzer College

    Claremont, CA

  • Skidmore College

    Saratoga Springs, NY