Cleaster Cotton is an African American painter and photographer, who was born into a large, close-knit family and lovingly raised by southern parents, in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. Cleaster fell in love with art at age five when, inspired by her mother, she created her first line of greeting cards. During that same time, she fell in love with photography, when she peered down into her grandfather’s camera and discovered the magic of refraction. Exposure to world cultures and travel abroad, during adolescence, influenced how Cleaster views and creates art.
African heritage, exposure to world cultures, and travel abroad, during adolescence, influenced how Cleaster views and creates art. ...