DiQuan Forcell

DiQuan Forcell is a visual artist and curator whose paintings, drawings, and printmaking pieces are known for their bold and vibrant use of color and striking portraits. Forcell’s unique approach to portraiture challenges the notion that “spectacle” must be grandiose to be revered. His artwork draws on ancestral themes and abstract metaphysical concepts, evoking a sense of awe within the viewer.

Forcell has exhibited his artwork at Good Children Gallery for Prospect 2 (P2), the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s Historically Black College and University (HBCU Art Showcase, and Xavier University Art Gallery. He presently has artwork on view in the CAC as a part of the Untitled(Invisible Identities) exhibition he curated and at Mr. Wolf Espresso & Books Café at CAC.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art from Xavier University, where he studied under the tutelage of renowned artists Ron Bechet, Martin Payton, and Mapo Kinnord. Forcell currently serves as the Patron and Visitor Services Manager at the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans where he has worked since 2018.