It’s been awhile since I’ve introduced myself. Hi, I’m Nilé Livingston. I’m native of Philadelphia whose ancestral roots in the city go back three generations. I hold a BA in Studio Art from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania where I studied large scale metal fabrication and now I work across an array of media, including computer graphics and mural arts. In addition to being an artist, I’m founder of Creative Repute Graphic Design Agency.
I currently have a temporary mural on display at the Philadelphia International Airport. This past year I worked with my mentee to design a mural for Sunkist, participated in a Streets Art mural exhibition titled To The Polls, and I contributed art to Trash Can Take Over. I was apart of an exhibition at The African American Museum in Philadelphia, the Colored Girls Museum, and I have work in the permanent collection of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. In 2018 I was awarded rad-girls.com Artist of the Year. My civil involvement includes serving in the Walnut Hill Community Association in my neighborhood and I have worked the polls for a number of years. I also volunteer for the national non-profit SCORE Mentors that offers mentors to small businesses.
This new year is starting off by painting with 4 murals for Convene, a coworking meeting space. Separately please look out for a series of Wheat Pastes around the city for Leadership Philadelphia, a non-profit that connects connectors. I also plan to manage the social media accounts for Trash Academy, a wellspring of actions around trash and quality of life issues.
My life is an exploration on how to live well and I’m using this online platform to share some of my artworks, recipes, thoughts and interactions. Each new post is like a diary entry, documenting my own becoming as a creative, intellectual and spiritual person. It’s how I connect and build strong relationships with people.
In my spare time, I enjoy fixing plant-based meals, meditating, lounging with my two cats, sprouting house plants, listening to good music, exercising, traveling and reading anything my curiosity leads me to. My mission is to produce life affirming expressions that comes from being present and awake to the world.