artist statement

although black people may seem to differ from hood to hood, continent to continent,

we are all connected in ways that have been hidden from us. Every image’s intent is to unify the thoughts, feelings and actions of our

communities one story at a time.

to contact me about art, email

curriculum vitae

artemus jenkins  

born: baltimore, md | 1982

education: B.S. in sales and marketing, tuskegee university 2000-2004

work experience

creative producer/consultant | ebony son management | 2017-current

founder & producer | christmas in july 1982 | 2007-current

digital content strategist | DTP Records | 2007-2010



“art of atlanta” group exhibition | wish gallery | atlanta, ga


art, beats and lyrics | eight market tour

"i know the sunset" official selection of afrikana film festival | richmond,va

"dead ringer" group exhibition/collaboration | murmur gallery | atlanta, ga

"in the act" group exhibition | facet gallery | atlanta, ga

"alltimeslove”solo photo and video art exhibition | notch 8 gallery | atlanta, ga

"city of ink 10th anniversary" group exhibition | city of ink gallery | atlanta, ga

"any other place and time" group photo exhibition | facet gallery | atlanta, ga


"what did you expect" group photography exhibition ft. kelly blackmon, chilly-o, spencer charles, tripp cook, kaya faery, jeff hagerman, manda moffitt, justin perkins, omega ruth jr | atlanta, ga

"city of ink 9th anniversary show" | group art exhibit | atlanta, ga


"if you know the words, feel free" premiere screening | studio no. 7 | atlanta, ga

"smoke and mirrors" season 2 premiere screening and Q&A | studio no. 7 | atlanta, ga

"enough is enough 2" group art exhibition | city of Ink | atlanta, ga


"color outside the lines: a tattoo documentary" bronze lens film festival official selection | atlanta, ga

"skin & ink" group photography exhibition | city of ink | atlanta, ga (curator and exhibitor)

"color outside the lines: a tattoo documentary" premiere screening | landmark theatre at midtown art plaza | atlanta, ga

Lectures and Talks

2019, instructor of “Something from Nothing” mobile filmmaking workshop | James Monroe High School,  Bronx, NY

2019, instructor of “Seeing Color” documentary workshop | Kent State University, Kent, OH

2017, instructor of "Documentary Filmmaking and Black Lives" course | Georgia State University

2013, black geek week screening and Q&A for "Color Outside the Lines" | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2012, arts awareness and appreciation club Screening and Panel for "Color Outside the Lines" featuring Spree Wilson, Al Fliction and Made Rich | Fashion Institute of Technology

2012, secret screening and Q&A of "Color Outside the Lines" with Ryan Henry and Miya Bailey | Complex Magazine

film projects


“how to be a dope artist” | docu-series


"broken stories" | feature length film

“last call for sad goodbyes” | short film


“perception” | short film


"if you know the words, feel free" | short film

"smoke and mirrors" season deux | webseries


"the world awaits" | documentary short

"united" | documentary short

“take a stand” | city of atlanta PSA


"smoke and mirrors" season one | web series


"power of pussy" | documentary series

"color outside the lines: a tattoo documentary" | feature length film


2018, "georgia loves you" photo series for private collection of Mercedes Benz Stadium | atlanta,ga

Published Work

2015, mass appeal magazine | atlanta art scene feature | january issue

2014, creative loafing music issue, j-live feature

2012, urban ink magazine, "color outside the lines" feature


“best of ATL" best documentary award for "If You Know the Words Feel" | creative Loafing

Selected Press


"short film looks at atlanta's creative class"  feature for "If You Know the Words, Feel Free" |

creative loafing feature  for "If You Know the Words, Feel Free by Rodney Carmichael | creative loafing

black voices feature for "If You Know the Words, Feel Free by Bessie Akuba | huffington post

"smoke and mirrors showcases atlanta black arts scene" by Rodney Carmichael | creative loafing


"10 black webseries that will make you cancel your cable" by Charing Ball | madame noire


"smoke and mirrors throws shade on the single life" by Rodney Carmichael | creative loafing


"power of the pussy takes you behind the pole at Magic City" by Siobahn Cassidy | vice magazine

"new documentary on black tattoo artists makes it's mark" by Patrice Peck | ebony Magazine