Ebony Iman Dallas is an artist and designer originally from Oklahoma City, OK who currently resides in Oakland, CA. Her move across country brought with it a series of events that were both life altering and revealing of her purpose. This includes one fateful meeting that led her to her long lost Somali family on her late father’s side, further inspiring her work. Ebony stands for her mother, Iman for her biological father, and Dallas for her father who raised her as his own. EID comes together to shape the woman and artist she is today.
Through her work she combines rich and fiery hues with whimsical forms in order to truly bring the spirit and energy of her subjects to life. With a focus on authenticity and progress, her work takes form organically with each line determining the shape and direction of the next. This process has in turn brought forth many results that were both unexpected and true on a subconscious and spiritual level.
Currently an MFA Design candidate at California College of the Arts, her primary focus is on Interactive Design. Her thesis topic is about connecting artists of African descent internationally, in an effort to promote unity, understanding, collaboration and activism towards health, economic and socially related challenges among them.