Colette Gaiter

Bio

Colette Gaiter is a Professor in the Departments of Africana Studies and Art & Design at the University of Delaware. After working as a graphic designer in New York City, she became an educator, artist, and writer. Her visual work, which has been exhibited internationally, ranges from digital prints and artist books to websites and interactive installations. Since 2004, she writes about former Black Panther artist Emory Douglas’s work, including his current international human rights artist activism. Her essays on his work appear in Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas and many other publications. After about a dozen trips to Cuba, she has written about Afro-Cuban art, design, and culture—especially relating to race. Her visual work and writing always investigate creative activism.