Kamille Ejerta was chosen from a pool of applicants based upon criteria that included artistic excellence, a public engagement experience and a clear proposal of art activity to happen during the ArtHotel residency.
The public is invited into the Paper Factory (37-06 36th Street, Long Island City, New York 11101) to experience the creative process:
4/6, 4/11, 4/17, 4/26,
5/2, 5/10, 5/14, 5/21
6/7, 6/11, 6/22, 6/29
Kamille Ejerta, otherwise known by her street name, " OGMillie " is an NYC based visually impaired Street-Pop artist with a vintage flair. She focuses on the inspirational hard work that iconic international figures are known for. Her art is most recognized by the medium of acrylic painted portraits on vintage decorative mirrors. After experiencing a vision-threatening emergency, art became a savior to OGMillie at a time when she needed hope and found her escape through art.
ABOUT ARTHOTEL RESIDENCY
The QCA ArtHotel residency is intended to give artists a safe place to focus on their work in the public realm, build different audiences, and be seen making work within the Queens community. In turn this will give access to the public to a working artist’s process. This residency is also intended to build the value of local working artists in an attempt to revise the narrative of displacement due to gentrification and development borough-wide.