Motown enthusiast Rita Dickerson uses various mediums to create pro-noir art


Photo courtesy of Rita Dickerson

Rita Dickerson is a figurative artist from Detroit who passionately identifies with being African American. His work, in a variety of mediums – acrylic and encaustic paint, clay sculpture, pastels, textiles and printmaking – speaks to current and historical aspects of culture. Dickerson holds two degrees from Wayne State University: one in Arts Education and another in Fine Arts with concentrations in painting and printmaking. The artist also studied at the College for Creative Studies, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Grosse Pointe Art Center and the Visual Arts Association of Livonia. She studied clay sculpture with several local sculptors. Dickerson is an award-winning printmaker who has exhibited nationally. and owns works in private and corporate collections.

What are the top three things you can do to be creative?

I like the independence of doing what I want to do and how I want to do it.
Plus, I love the feeling I get when creating something. From the making of a blank canvas or
wad of clay in a work of art. The feeling is very spiritual.
I love the praise I get from people when they love my job.

How do you want to impact culture with your creativity and design?


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