Antoinette Myers Perry, EdD [she/they] (b. 1990, Long Beach, California) is a multimedia, multidisciplinary artist, poet, and filmmaker raised in Inglewood, California; Washington, D.C.; and Portland, Oregon. Since 2008, Myers’ work has been exhibited in group exhibitions at Portland City Hall (Portland, Oregon), the Urban League of Portland, the Black United Fund of Oregon, and the Oregon State Capitol. Her mural “divine inspiration” (2008) is represented as a permanent installation in the Avel Gordly Alberta HeadStart Headquarters (OR).

Antoinette Myers Perry received a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Latin American Studies from Scripps College, a Master of Arts in Policy, Organization, Leadership Studies from Stanford University, and a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California. From 2016-2018, Myers Perry served as the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of the Multicultural Resource Center at Oberlin College. Her digital activism and online archival work is featured in Moya Bailey’s book, “Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women’s Digital Resistance“, published by NYU Press.

Creatively, Antoinette has engaged in many pursuits including theatre acting, modeling, filmmaking, and burlesque. She shared the title of “Miss March” in the 2012 Autostraddle Calendar. Her first short film, “femmemagic” debuted at the Queer Women of Color Media Allied Project Film Festival in San Francisco in 2016. Since 2022, she has been an active participant in the Black Arts Movement School Modality and the New Art School Modality, led by Dr. Romi Crawford.

Currently, Dr. Myers Perry is a second-year MFA candidate in the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, MD. She is expected to graduate in May 2024. Prior to attending MICA, Myers Perry also served as Middle and Upper School Dean of Students and Humanities Teacher at The Barrie School in Silver Spring, MD. Most recently, her work has been featured at The Peale Museum and Spare Room Gallery in Baltimore, MD. In her/their spare time, Antoinette enjoys spending time with her wife, pups, loved ones, friends, and is known to always be reading several books at once. She/they also enjoys learning to play the kora, guitar, piano, and drums, and writing poems that she has loving coined “nappykus”.