Chanell Stone

2020 YBCA 100 Honoree

Chanell Stone is an artist and educator living and working in Oakland, California. Stone earned her BFA in photography from the California College of the Arts in 2019 and has exhibited in galleries in San Francisco and New York. Her solo exhibition Natura Negra appeared at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco in 2019–20, she was included in the 2019 Aperture Summer Open and was a finalist for the 2020 San Francisco Artadia Award. Through self-portraiture, collage, and poetry, Stone focuses on challenging monolithic views of Blackness by expanding on narratives subject to Black erasure.