Born in Blytheville, Arkansas, visual artist and entrepreneur Najee Dorsey, is known for embracing southern roots in his work by relaying scenes of African American life in the South on canvas. He began his journey as an artist at the age of five, selling his artwork to his mother for candy. In high school, Najee earned a partial scholarship to Memphis College of Art (later known as the Memphis Academy of Art). Although he left the institution before completing his first semester, Dorsey continued creating art part-time while working different jobs over the years.
He opened a creative hub in Blytheville with the help of his wife, Seteria, and in 2005 the Dorseys moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where Najee became a fulltime artist, collector, and founder and CEO of Black Art in America (BAIA). His work has been featured in multiple museum shows including, Visions of our 44th Collection at the Charles H. Wright Museum, Leaving Mississippi: Reflections on Heroes and Folklore at the Columbus Museum.
His work can be found in the collections of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, David C. Driskell Center, the Charles H. Wright Museum, Syracuse University, the African American Museum in Dallas, Texas, the Marietta Museum of Art, Clark Atlanta University Museum, the University of Arkansas Library and others. Dorsey has been the recipient of awards that include a 2006 Patrons Purchase Award from the Polk Museum of Art. Najee now lives in Georgia with his wife, Seteria.
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