The multi-disciplinary approach to Jaleeca Yancy's work is an exploration of self, concentrating on themes such as life, African diaspora, and nature. Yancy is passionate about developing aesthetically pleasing art that explores materials and design processes that are not traditional. She combines upcycled elements, nature, illustrations, animation, and performance art to investigate the duality that develops through different interpretations of a subject. She draws inspiration from Kara Elizabeth Walker, Heather Hansen, and Lina Iris Viktor. Yancy's art ultimately is an ode to her ancestors, and an examination of race and questions the perception of the progress of equality.
Jaleeca Yancy is a contemporary artist, animator, and graphic designer from Memphis, TN. As a military child, She had the opportunity to live abroad and travel extensively in her youth. Yancy attended Lipscomb University and received a BS in marketing and graphic design. She is an Art and Reading mentor in Harlem while running her own freelance design business. She's currently living and working in New York, NY.