Alum Rewina Beshue among Six Black Oakland Artists to Know and Collect Now

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Photo of Rewina Beshue squatting in room filled with her artwork and several plants

7X7 (SAN FRANCISCO) -- For Rewina Beshue, individuality is key. While she’s said that she sometimes felt self-conscious growing up, that fear of being herself dissipated with age and now plays a major role in her art. Through her style and work, she strives to inspire people to feel comfortable in their own skin.

The San Francisco State grad studied graphic design and visual communications, but she's really been creating since grade school where she struggled with dyslexia and poor memory. Those themes show up in Beshue’s surreal illustrations, animations and doodles, while also reflecting what she wants to see in her dreams (she never remembers them). The result is psychedelic and chromatic schemes with checkered elements, happy faces and geometric shapes that tend to be a reflection of her daydreams.