Vaughn Kimmons

Ford Family Foundation Golden Spot

Vaughn Kimmons, also known as Cosmos Dark, is a multidisciplinary artist who celebrates Blackness as the cosmic source of sacred inspiration and gives voice to the connective power of shared human nuance. Through movement, voice, music composition, video and collage she explores the concept of authenticity and its influence on human spiritual and emotional development. She believes freedom and balance exist in the realm of truly being one’s self. Her work seeks to unpack the issues that challenge self-actualization within Black communities, examining historical and current contexts that have stifled and transformed our identities. Within every lyric, every movement of expression, every visual narrative she creates, lives a glimpse into the bizarre and absurd. It’s a realm that encourages us to consider and develop new perspectives.