19 year old Akkosia is born and raised in Oakland, CA. Fortunate to have parents who both owned their own business, I had the opportunity to travel the world and experience new cultures and ways of life. Art has been a constant driving force in our family and so I became the first one to choose art as a career path.
My art is inspired by the Jim Crow era, mainly surrounding the term "Colored Only". With the intentions of taking back what was once torture, I highlight every beauty that makes us who we are. All of the muses in my art are black people and I allow the color to make the focal point of my work stand out.