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Ackeem Salmon

Framed Thoughts | 28″ x 38″ | Acrylic on paper, charcoal, graphite, and coffee | 2019

Artist Statement

Ackeem Salmon (b. 1998) is originally from Kingston, Jamaica and now resides in Detroit, MI. He is a multimedia artist who explores photography with traditional painting and drawing techniques. Ackeem received his BFA from the College for Creative Studies with honors in Photography and Fine Art. His pieces are often autobiographical and are based on postcolonial theories and the understanding of human individuality and social progress. He in-depth explores how cultural history affects people’s present-day identities, and how these identities connect through human commonality and empathy.

Artwork/s at the following locations:
Collected Detroit

Artist Website + Social Media:
Instagram @ackeemrsalmon

MR/QD Is Made Possible BY

Artists stipends made possible by Kresge Arts in Detroit

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About MR/QD

Mighty Real/Queer Detroit is an art exhibition in June 2022 devoted to 77 years (1945-2022) of Detroit LGBTQ+ art 

The exhibition presents a month-long historical examination of the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community and its longtime allies, featuring established & emerging Detroit artists, as well as artists whose careers were shortened by HIV/AIDS.

Mighty Real/Queer Detroit is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to promoting positive and meaningful images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community through artistic and intellectual means. © 2023. All Rights Reserved.