Mithsuca Berry (they/them) nurtures a practice that is much like the ocean: beckoning play and child-like wonder in tandem with alchemizing introspection that can only be found by exploring the darkest depths of life. Berry is a storyteller, narrativizing new pathways to healing and liberation and creating a new set of tools for all to confidently walk these paths. Their work currently spans the mediums of painting, digital illustration, fiber, and art education. As an avid world-builder, their storytelling is expressed in many forms.
Berry’s solo show, “Mithsuca Berry: The Sun Knows No Impostor” was organized by curator Sienna Kwami, an independent curator whose curatorial path includes mache trip-nou (in english: walk our gut): a show focusing on the revolutionary spirit of Ayiti in the work of non-binary and trans Haitian artists, presented at Waller Gallery in Baltimore, summer 2021.
“Mithsuca Berry: The Sun Knows No Impostor” was the second exhibition in the new “1:1 Curatorial Initiative” series presented in the Mills Gallery at Boston Center for the Arts. Each exhibition in this series presents a collaborative project between one curator and one artist, and either introduces a new artist or highlights a new aspect of a more experienced artist.
Between July 2020 and Summer 2021, Mithsuca Berry participated in Boston Center for the Arts Combahee’s Radical Call: Black Feminisms (re)Awaken Boston, a yearlong, multi-platform curatorial project co-curated by Arielle Gray, Cierra Peters, and Jen Mergel, and stewarded by the wisdom of original Combahee River Collective member Demita Frazier.
Berry worked on Protect Your Seedlings, a window installation for the Mills Gallery; and engaged in conversation through“Interphase: How the Black Feminist Archive Yields New Bodies of Creative Growth” as part of a Saturday Afternoon Program Series: “Combahee Conversations.”