Verneda Lights is a visual artist/ photographer and griot, who hails from the Gullahgeechee Nation of South Carolina's Low Country. She is well-known for her many Afro-surreal and Afro-futuristic works, which range from traditional to digital fine art. As a Renaissance woman, Verneda is an historian, physician, and published poet. She names her faith, Gullah heritage, and fondness for folk-historical narratives as the main inspirations for her work.As a science educator and #STEM/ #STEAM advocate, Dr. Lights creates from the belief that science informs art and art shapes science.
Three photo-collages from her “Gullah Me” collection were included in Occupy Museums’ group exhibit at the Whitney Biennial. Also, several of her photo collages & photomontages were exhibited this year at Woman Made Gallery (Chicago, IL) and City Gallery on the Waterfront, (Charleston, SC).