Traditional Arts, Visual Arts
Reshada Pullen-Jireh is one of the most prolific contemporary artists in the Metro Washington DC area. Reshada has painted using mostly acrylics for over 15 years. Since 1999 she has participated in a plethora of exhibitions throughout Virginia and the Metro D.C. Area. In 2003 her performance sculpture piece The Revolution Don’t Pay No Rent” received shocking reviews from the Virginia Commonwealth University Sculpture community. Her first solo exhibit at 312 Gallery in 2004, Three Fifths Remained Silent, explored images of black women, stereotypes, commerce and slavery. Reshada graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University's School of the Arts in 2005. Shortly after the Haiti’s devastating Earthquake in 2010, Reshada began painting live for fundraisers and other events around the metro D.C. Area. She's exhibited at the Flats at Atlas, Victory Christian Ministries, and the Virginia Museaum of Fine Arts. Reshada currently teaches art for public schools in Washington, D.C. Reshada continues to exhibit, and is the resident artist for Wednesday Verses, a live performance showcase in Washington.