Ferrari Sheppard (Chicago, IL) is a contemporary artist based in Los Angeles. Ferrari’s paintings organically blur the line between figuration and abstraction. Sheppard’s work examines humanity of Black people in the Americas and within the diaspora. Ferrari has travelled extensively and lived in various cities in Africa. His paintings reflect a dimension of time and space that gracefully shuttles between otherworldly yet familiar, nostalgic yet present. The artist has been featured as a guest lecturer at various universities and cultural institutions across the United States, Canada, and Ethiopia, including The African Union in Addis Ababa (2014), and Harvard Law (2015).