Camika Spencer

2022 Juanita J Craft Artist Residency Recipient

Camika Spencer M.A, M.F.A, is an Oak Cliff native of Dallas, Texas. She is the author of three best-selling novels, an award-winning playwright, noted educator, former rock band background singer, and she recently completed a teaching year in Al Giza, Egypt where she taught English as a second language.

She is a company member of Soul Rep Theatre, a 2019 Lee Daniels Creative Select, and curator of the podcast, One Year in Egypt, which is currently in development as a one-woman show in conjunction with Bishop Arts Theatre. Camika also crotchets, knits, paints, and refurbishing antique furniture. Interior design and global trading are where she finds herself most settled using her artistic gifts.

Her revival of Black Legend Heirlooms as an art installation begins with Camika being able to discuss, teach, and curate shows in African-American neighborhoods throughout the United States and the globe, where she hopes to begin in her home of Dallas, Texas.


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