Latoya Lovely

Ford Family Foundation Golden Spot
Fall 2022

Latoya Lovely is a self-taught artist, dance instructor and educator. Lovely has known since she was a child that she wanted to color for the rest of her life. She has painted several murals around Portland, including at CoHo Productions Theatre, Portland Center Stage at The Armory, Oliver Middle School, among others. In addition, her work is part of the Portland State University Art Collection and the city's Portable Works Collection through RACC. Lovely creates art so that her son and her community can see their beautiful Brown faces and hear their rich, powerful voices in a world filled with images that reflect nothing of them.