Michaela Yearwood-Dan (b. 1994, London) is a British artist based in London who completed her BA in Fine Art at the University of Brighton, Brighton, UK in 2016. Working predominately with paint, collage and ceramics, Yearwood-Dan’s work reflects on subjectivity and individual identity as forms of self-determination. Whilst her work may be underpinned by an expansive and multivalent repertoire of cultural signifiers borrowing freely from Blackness, feminism, millennial lifestyle, healing rituals, flora and carnival culture, these reference points enable her to present and privilege the variance of her own individual experience. As such, her work refuses to be framed by narrow expectations of racial or gendered notions of collective identity and history. She defamiliarizes many of those reference points in her work, resisting the clichés and strictures of representation. In 2018, she was awarded a one-year Bloomberg New Contemporaries Studio Bursary in partnership with the Sarabande: The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation in London. In 2019, her work was featured in solo exhibitions at Tiwani Contemporary and the Sarabande: The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation in London, UK. Recent selected group exhibitions include: In Situ, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY (2021); Ancient Deities, Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (2020); No Time Like the Present, Public Gallery, London, UK (2020); Clay TM, T.J. Boulting, London, UK (2020); The Green Fuse, Frestonian Gallery, London. UK (2020); 21st Century Women, Unit Gallery, London, UK (2018); Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Block 336, London, UK, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK and Baltic 39, Newcastle, UK (2017-18). She is represented by Tiwani Contemporary in London.