SSF 2016 Featured Visual Artist Ms Meek

“My work is my Dharma, my service to Spirit.” is Ms. Meek’s life’s mantra. Her goal is to be a healthy cell in the body of God which in return fulfills her life’s purpose delivering creativity through the spirit that flows within her. She loves to utilize a multitude of expressive mediums to appropriately convey her creative expression. These imaginative journeys have yielded an audio CD of spoken word and music (2007), fine-art, mixed medium solo exhibition Epiphany Rising – ATL (2009), Addiction – ATL (2012),  and a one woman performance art show “meek” on Broadway- NYC (2010), Ms. Meek was featured in “Facing Child Sex Trafficking: Atlanta’s Dirty Little Secret” Documentary (2014), Black Women’s Film Festival Winner, “Merkaba Monday” (2015), and countless spoken word performances around the country (2007-2015),. Currently, she is set to release her first ebook through Num3ers House Publishing and art collection is entitled Commerce.

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Whether she's hosting a spoken word event, music festival, or playing the role of a santera or vixen, Deborah Magdalena makes every emotion super real. This performance artist has acquired impressive TV & Film credits for the past twenty years including Sesame Street (CTW), Apollo Comedy Hour (Tribune Entertainment), Safe Harbor (Warner Brothers), Striptease (Castle Rock), Holyman (Caravan), and For Love or Country (HBO). As a published spoken word artist Deborah has released three CDs, a chapbook, and the spoken word musical FUNKdalena. As an artist-activist she’s the founder of Spoken Soul Festival, a twelve year old, three-day festival that helps women artists go from novice to professionals. As an educator Deborah for the past eight years has led in-school presentations in numerous high schools for the National YoungArts Foundation, is the co-founder of Piano Slam, and led various workshops for local art organizations like Miami Light Project and Institute of Contemporary Art Miami. Most recently and for the seventh year in a row, she was invited by the Arsht Center and Ailey Arts & Education Foundation to serve as the Creative Communication instructor for Ailey Camp Miami.

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