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Teen Leadership Council 2019

2019 Teen Leadership Council
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Darrien

Darrien

Darrien is a teenager from the Morris Park section of the Bronx. He applied to Teen Leadership Council because he has a passion for art and for meeting new people. Darrien is very fond of Bruno Mars

Darrien is a teenager from the Morris Park section of the Bronx. He applied to Teen Leadership Council because he has a passion for art and for meeting new people. Darrien is very fond of Bruno Mars and loves to draw, he has been drawing since he was seven years old and still enjoys drawing at age sixteen. Darrien considers drawing his favorite artistic medium and when he isn’t drawing he loves to play video games and travel. Darrien is inspired by his friends and peers. He started working on his dream of becoming a successful Youtuber with the creation of his channel Mr.Needlemouse. Darrien also wants to study game design at Full Sail University and become a game designer.


Claudio

Claudio

Claudio is a teenager from the Bronx. He wants to expand his knowledge in the arts and believes that Teen Leadership Council is the place to start. Claudio wants to make art that makes people think

Claudio is a teenager from the Bronx. He wants to expand his knowledge in the arts and believes that Teen Leadership Council is the place to start. Claudio wants to make art that makes people think and reflect while hopefully inspiring them. Claudio’s favorite hobbies are playing video games and watching cartoons and anime.


Iraisly

Iraisly

Iraisly is eighteen years old and is from the Bronx. Iraisly joined Teen Leadership Council to help create programs and learn more about Harlem. Her favorite artist is Wangechi Mutu and her favorite

Iraisly is eighteen years old and is from the Bronx. Iraisly joined Teen Leadership Council to help create programs and learn more about Harlem. Her favorite artist is Wangechi Mutu and her favorite work of hers is Forbidden Fruit picker (2015). Iraisly loves making meaningful and realistic poems, surrealist artwork, and taking pictures. When she is not making artwork she likes to read, cook, sketch drawings, build robots, and nap. Iraisly is inspired by her aunt: Sandra Perez because she advocates for people and she is one of the reasons that Iraisly makes realistic and meaningful art. In the future Iraisly plans to be an Aero Engineering Designer and create her own art company.


Jillian

Jillian

Jillian is from the Bronx. She applied to Teen Leadership Council because she is interested in making art accessible and inclusive to people who are often marginalized in the art world. She is also

Jillian is from the Bronx. She applied to Teen Leadership Council because she is interested in making art accessible and inclusive to people who are often marginalized in the art world. She is also interested in how art can be used as a political tool and communicate the messages and ideas of underrepresented people. Her favorite artists are Solange, Frank Ocean, Faith Ringgold, Lorna Simpson, and Dev Hynes. Jillian likes multidisciplinary art, working with different mediums, and collage. She likes to write and founded her own digital submission–based magazine. Jillian is inspired by everything new. In the future, Jillian wants to be a legislator, political analyst, or journalist. She also wants to lead her magazine and create shows.


Ming

Ming

Ming is from Lower Manhattan and lived in Manhattan her whole life. She joined the Teen Leadership Council because she wants to learn more about careers in museums. Some of Ming’s favorite artists are

Ming is from Lower Manhattan and lived in Manhattan her whole life. She joined the Teen Leadership Council because she wants to learn more about careers in museums. Some of Ming’s favorite artists are Monet and Marina Abramović. She likes to make all kinds of art in many different types of mediums. Her hobbies include reading, watching movies, eating, sleeping, and hanging out. Ming is inspired by Hayao Miyazaki who is a Japanese film director and animator. Ming feels there is much more to take away from his movies than his animations. She does not like thinking about the future much, it stresses her out and she mainly focuses on the present.


Seloni

Seloni

Seloni is originally from Aruba but moved with her mother to New York City in the third grade. She applied to Teen Leadership Council to learn more about working in the art industry, to help others

Seloni is originally from Aruba but moved with her mother to New York City in the third grade. She applied to Teen Leadership Council to learn more about working in the art industry, to help others grow their love for creating art, and to understand who she is as an artist. Seloni’s favorite artists are Frank Ocean, Hilma af Klint and Rupi Kaur. She enjoys photography, video–making, mixed media, and collaging. Her hobbies include spending time with friends, reading, and cooking. Seloni is inspired by her mom because she is one of the strongest people she knows. Some of her other inspirations include Kimberly Drew and Jameela Jamil. In the future, she hopes to do something she loves, maybe as a curator or in special events, just something she can be creative in.


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