Nia Alexander Campbell is an artist, designer, writer, and educator from Richmond, Virginia. She received a BFA in Painting & Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University and a minor in Art History with an emphasis on Black art and cinema history. She later received an MFA in Interdisciplinary Design from VCUarts Qatar where she developed the modular board game Reclamancipation as her thesis. As an instructor, she uses her creative knowledge and passion for social equity to teach those who will become future decision makers.
Nia’s creative practice explores the ways collage, writing, and traditional & digital painting methods can be used to tell stories through design. She believes that storytelling in any medium can function as an excellent way to combat ignorance, give a voice to the otherwise unheard, and bridge the divides wicked problems create. In both her visual and written work, Nia is passionate about inclusion and sharing the experiences of marginalized communities, making a point to depict more than just trauma narratives.
Nia is also the creator of Black Girls Abroad, a travel blog that seeks to give voice to the travel experiences of Black American women, which can be seen here.