With a background in theatre and visual art, Mr. Fair focuses in pastel drawings with the occasional acrylic paintings. Previous media include intaglio printmaking, wood sculpture, graphic design, as well as modeling and performance art.
Recent exhibitions include Created In Their Own Way at Gateway Arts Center, Crucial Steps: Recent Work by Justin Fair with the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance, and an Artist-In-Residency at the Gateway Arts Center. Recent performances/talks include DC RAW’s Stimulus, as well as artist’s talks at Busboys and Poets Hyattsville, Gateway Arts Center, Hillyer Art Space, and Urban Eats Arts & Music Café.
Recent performances include performing as Lorenzo in African-American Collective Theatre’s Damage Control by Alan Sharpe at Warehouse Theatre (Spring 2011), as Oscar in Mon Chaton by Thembi Duncan’s at H Street Playhouse (Fall 2010), and as a featured model with KabbaV Fashion (Fall 2010). Fall 2010, performed as Understudy/Member #1 in Am I Black Enough Yet? by Clinton Johnson with the University of Maryland School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center; and Spring 2010 as Will Rogers in UM’s The Measure of Our Lives original monologist series at the National Portrait Gallery.
Recent graphic design credits include Graphic Material editing and web design formatting for Hyattsville CDC for both the CDC, MyGatewayArts.org and for the Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival; Telamon Corporation of Richmond, Virginia, with whom he designed a tri-fold promotional poster to promote workers’ union rights; web design for Opera Singer David Fair, Lithographer Margo Humphrey; AAPowerman Home Improvement Group; and The Heritage Players.
To learn more about Mr. Fair’s work, his website features his portfolio with CV, artist statement, mailing list and social media. Mr. Fair also can be found online at www.soulstrong.com/justinfair, as he often promotes and covers arts events across the DMV @soulstrong. Lastly, he can also be found on Youtube and on Facebook. Also available for commission.