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Chanell Stone




Chanell Stone is an artist living and working between Oakland and Southern California. Through self-portraiture, collage and poetry Stone investigates the Black body’s intersectional states of being and connection to the natural world. Her practice negotiates potentialities for reconciliation and reprieve by upending historical and ancestral memories within the American landscape.

Stone earned her BFA in photography from the California College of the Arts in 2019 and has exhibited in galleries across the United States and internationally. Her solo exhibition Natura Negra appeared at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco in 2019-20 and she was a shortlisted finalist for the 2020 San Francisco Artadia Award. W Magazine listed Stone as one of ‘8 Young Photographers to follow in 2020’ and in 2019 her work was included in the Aperture Summer Open. More recently, Stone has been featured in several publications including The New York Times, NPR, California Sunday and Vogue.

Stone’s work is a part of several public and private collections, including the Center for Photography at Woodstock and KADIST San Francisco & Paris.

black and white photo of the artist smiling at the camera