Yvens Alex Saintil, is a multidisciplinary artist born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and raised in Queens, New York. Saintil came back to art after serving in the United States Army for 10 years, where he was awarded a Purple Heart for his service in Iraq as an Infantryman.
Saintil currently resides in Denver, Colorado and is an outspoken advocate for justice. At its core, his work focuses on unpacking and challenging the power dynamics and norms that have historically favored white-America and groups associated with whiteness. Yvens seeks to uncover the underlying assumptions, biases, and systemic injustices that have shaped various aspects of American society, including politics, education, economics, media, and the criminal legal system.
Into The Rearview Mirror: A Look Back At 2020 – Lone Tree Arts Center.
Three Acts: A Survey of Shame, Emotion, and Oblivion – RedLine Contemporary Art Center.
Deeper Than Skin – Center For Visual Arts, Metropolitan State University of Denver.
Black in Denver by Narkita Gold – Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities.
The Subjected Lens: Through the Eyes of Veterans – Colorado Photographic Arts Center.