I'm Tasanee Durrett
Architect. Artist. Leo. "Art"reprenuer
I create single-line artwork and tell stories visually. I specialize in using art—or, as I like to call it, "visual stories"—to empower women of color, uplift underrepresented groups, and mentor other minority artists. I have extensive drawing experience as a professional architect and have always had a passion for it. However, I didn't begin drawing outside of architectural design until 2019. I did this to take a break from daily responsibilities and find serenity and joy in the things that I love to draw the most. The empowerment of the Black and Brown community is what I enjoy most.
Because I was raised in a single-parent home and never met my father, I was never able to see what a loving relationship looked like. As I became older, I realized that I was in an emotionally abusive relationship because I was unable to tell what was 'normal' from what wasn't. I lost a lot of weight, withdrew from my friends and family, and experienced the worst chapter of my life. I made one of the bravest decisions I could have made after hitting rock bottom: I decided to listen to the voice inside of me that kept telling me something wasn't right. I found my passion for art as a means to express myself and further let all of my suppressed feelings out, and over time I was able to heal. Now, I use my art as a tool to empower others, to remind us all to love ourselves, and to emphasize that only we can determine our relevance and worth.
PRESS + MEDIA
1919 Magazine 2020
Fox 35 News Orlando 02.2022
Click Orlando 6 02.2022
Altamonte - Wekiva Springs Magazine 05-06. 2022
Meet Tasanee Durrett—an architect and visual storyteller. ARTIST SPOTLIGHT
Tasanee was featured publicly through the Orlando Foundation for Architecture via an artist Spotlight interview.
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