Faisal Abdu’Allah, a UW-Madison associate professor of art and Creative Arts Community faculty director, spoke Tuesday night about the representation of transformation, identity and racial issues in his artwork.

Abdu’Allah showed the audience at Gordon Commons pictures of his artwork, which have been exhibited in galleries around the world, including the Chazen Museum on campus.

He discussed the significance of his artwork, saying that many of his pieces are often socially and politically engaging for his audience.

Abdu’Allah said the inspiration for his exhibits stem from a lack of representation of people of color in art, as well as the cultural transformation of his black and Muslim identity.

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