Gherdai Hassell graduated from the university of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2013. Her mixed media artwork celebrates the black female figure. Exploring ideas about representation, perception, identity creation, her vibrant collages capture and collect the gaze. The eyes of her figures are an access for viewers and also a veil or protection, a safe space for the women to exist. Her artwork is on permanent display in the Government Administration Building, Hamilton, Bermuda. She has consecutively showcased and auctioned her work in Tina Lawson’s Annual Wearable Art Gala, Los Angeles, CA. She has presented her work in solo and group exhibitions in Bermuda, USA and China. Her work is in private collections across the world. She is the host of The Art Affects Podcast, which celebrates and amplifies the voices of artists of the African Diaspora and Caribbean. Hassell is currently based in Manchester, UK, and is an MFA candidate at the China Academy of Art.