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Morrah Burton-Edwards


Morrah Burton-Edwards is a New Orleans-born artist and is currently a sophomore at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She was first placed in an art class in Kindergarten and from a young age, art would become her passion. She graduated from Lusher Charter School in 2021 and is currently pursuing a Painting Degree at Pratt Institute. Her favorite method of creating art is painting and using color in unconventional ways. Her works are centered around black culture and her personal experience. When she is not painting, she works with BElite, Eternal Seeds and Studio Be on projects all over the city. Her favorite artists are Elizabeth Catlett, Kerry James Marshall, and Kadir Nelson.

On Monday, August 31st, 2020, Google announced that Morrah Burton-Edwards was one of five national finalists for its 2020 Doodle for Google Competition, after she was selected as the winner for the State of Louisiana for grades 10 through 12. Her piece, titled “Love Made Visible,” depicts several Black figures embracing each other to convey the ideas of kindness, love, and family within the Black community. Burton-Edwards’ piece instantly became a sensation on social media, where she received overwhelming support from major artists and the Black community in just a matter of days. While reflecting on the popularity of her creation, Burton-Edwards raises the issue of Black art being underrepresented by making it her responsibility to showcase it herself.