Works in the Collection
Najee Dorsey was born in 1973 in Arkansas. His interest in art started young, but his true art pursuit began with the mentorship of artist and activist Najjar Abdul-Musawwir. In 2000, he and his wife (also an artist) opened a creative space that combined art, coffee, and books and served as his introduction to the world of art entrepreneurship. In 2005, Dorsey dedicated himself to his art full time. He further developed his work and participated in nine exhibitions at a number of museums including the Charles H. Wright Museum in Detroit, MI, the Columbus Museum in Columbus, GA, and the African American Museum in Dallas, TX. His work can be found in institutional and private collections around the country.
Dorsey is sometimes best known for his work with Black Art In America, an online media platform that he founded in 2010 dedicated to providing black artists with the much-needed exposure, appreciation, and access to one another. The site serves as a resource for artists, collectors, industry leaders, and art enthusiasts, developing a steadily growing online community that documents, preserves and promotes the contributions of the African American arts community. The artist currently resides in Columbus, GA.