The Full Story
Spiritual is Political is a contemporary art company focused on curating story-based exhibitions, material collections, and digital programming for lovers of art. We celebrate artists whose ethical/spiritual values inform their political art practice. We educate the public on political and social issues impacting the making of contemporary art. And we offer services to private collectors, art galleries, and art organizations to provide tailored creative development, exhibit planning, and one of a kind contemporary artwork by leading artists in their field.
Spiritual is Political was born out of a specific historical time when the world’s spiritual consciousness and the reality of global colonial political landscapes were in reckoning. Coming out of a deep reflection on how to move our communities to reflect a more just world we want to see, feel, and believe in, Spiritual is Political was born. The community we began with came out of a five year period of organizing, creating, and sharing the work of In Solidarity (formerly Women of Color in Solidarity), a movement organization co-founded and directed by Cheyenne Wyzzard-Jones since 2015. It built an online following of over 25k people alongside community building within in the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean. The artists, creators, and community members are within the spirit of Spiritual is Political and they are a part of our history.
We are in a moment to not just diversify existing art institutions but reimagine art making and art funding collectively. We build off of black feminist leaders, indigenous knowledge keepers, and queer technologies. We understand art to be at the center of reimagining new worlds which is why we are creating and sharing media in intentional ways.