Natiq Jalil: In Memoriam
Natiq Jalil was an emerging artist who specialized in watercolor, acrylics, and oils. He was a self-taught artist and believed true art begins during those moments between being asleep and being awake. Natiq's work is prized by many private collectors and can be seen in many homes and businesses on the East Coast and throughout the Midwest in the US, and around the world. He experienced success in both gallery settings and underground venues, such as RAW, MergeArts NYC, and Touchfaster. He exhibited work at Luz Gallery in Denver, CO, the GPAC Building, Garfield Artworks, Most Wanted Fine Arts, the Shadow Lounge, the August Wilson Center, and the University Art Gallery at The Frick Fine Arts Building in Pittsburgh, PA, The Cutting Room and M 1-5 in New York City and many more. He sold art to collectors in the US, Italy, South Korea, Sweden, and more. He was a featured artist on The Travel Channel. Natiq was dedicated to creating new collections addressing relevant issues through Afrofuturism such as cultural appropriation, systemic racism, gender roles, and the beauty of people of color.