Yogi Dada is an artist who defines herself as a Dadaist, a philosophy that states, “… art is whatever you believe it is.” Growing up in upstate New York, she was exposed to a myriad of art forms, including music, dance, and theater. Her style is most heavily influenced by African culture and urban graffiti. Her mother was the first person to recognize her artistic talent and put a paintbrush in her hand at four years old. Dada continued her artistic training and completed a bachelor’s of Fine Art at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. However, she found herself discouraged during her education, never fitting into scholastic ideologies of art. After graduation, she stopped painting for nearly 20 years. Inspired by a close friend and the encouragement of her mother, Dada once again picked up painting. In 2010, following a year-long depression after the death of her mother, the artist painted her first pair of “Dadas,” exquisitely hand-painted and adorned wooden earrings. Gaining momentum from the fan-based campaign #RockDemDadas, Dadas have been worn by celebrities across the country and have gained an international clientele. In 2018 these sensational works of art afforded Dada the opportunity to train with fashion icon Hermes in New York.
A true renaissance artist, Dada is also a vocalist, poet, author, Djembe drummer, cellist, rapper, and sign language performer. She is passionate about serving her community and teaches business preparation seminars with a speci ... view more »
GRAFFICA LIVE! 2022 IMPACT REEL - An amazing artistic production steeped in black culture for all people, centered around the award-winning documentary, "GRAFFICA," produced and funded in part by the Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre of Alabama and released in February 2021. We are seeking additional financial partners for the 2023 production which is sure to be transformative and a catalyst for community healing! Don't miss it a second time! Check out this short "impact reel" by LaCon Audio to hear from Artists, Sponsors, and Guests.