2024 Fellow

Andrea Joy Pearson

Sound, Visual, Collaborative Art

Andrea Joy Pearson (she/her) is a multidisciplinary futurist artist who creates art to impact one’s ethos or culture. She harnesses the healing properties of sound, color, and texture to enhance one's mood and overall wellbeing. Her distinctive artistic style creates, cultivates, and amplifies Good Vibrations, literally and figuratively. Additionally, Andrea Joy Pearson is a nationally recognized Belonging and Inclusion strategist, Creative Director, Host, and Speaker who is committed to helping herself and others walk in their power and utilize their space to live more full and successful lives.

She explores the intersection of art, wellness, and belonging to rethink how we create lives that we enjoy NOW. Her creative and intellectual interests lie creating immersive experiences that foster a sense of community and connectedness.

Andrea Joy has an extensive background in the arts. She is classically trained opera singer who holds a Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin Conservatory and a Master of Music degree from the University of Kentucky.

Drawing on her extensive experience as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion specialist and a Human Resources specialist, Andrea Joy is guided by a deep commitment to belonging and inclusion, and to creating spaces that are welcoming, safe, and empowering for All.

She believes that art, wellness, and community building are deeply interconnected, and that by harnessing the power of color and sound to enhance our sense of belonging, we can create a more compassionate, resilient, and just world.

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Language: written, recorded, expressed