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Carla Golder

Carla Golder

About: As a Black woman artist living in Oakland, I am dedicated to creating art examining the impact of the African diaspora on our identity and sense of belonging.

The African word Sankofa best expresses the guiding force behind my work- to retrieve wisdom from the past that has been lost and taken away in order to reclaim, revive, and reshape it as we move forward to achieve our full potential.

I am combining elements from past drawings and prints in order to tell the African-American story of being uprooted from our homeland, re-rooted in a new and hostile environment. We have spilled out life’s blood into the earth through captivity and have labored to rise up from oppression, conflict, and turmoil.


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Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804-1600


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Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-4pm