Soynika Edwards-Bush is a self-taught artist, mother of four, and wife, born and raised in Prichard, Alabama. Her painting work centers around Black representation through portraiture and working from found photographs. Bush is an activist in the most complete sense. Her work is bolstered by her dogged participation in the community from which she comes, ever striving to present new models and find ways to uplift. In addition to outreach with various arts organizations,  Bush works alongside Legacy 166 and the Boys and Girls Club to bring art into the lives of children.



Born               September,1980  Mobile, AL.

Residence    Prichard, AL.


2000               Associate Applied Science/GraphicDesign Art, Faulkner State Community College, Bay Minette AL.


2023               “Mama these look like lostSouls”, Alabama Contemporary Art

                        Center, Mobile, AL.,December 9th - March 18th

2022               “J.A.W.S. Jazz Festival”, MarxLibrary Roding Gallery University of

                        South Alabama, Mobile,AL., May 16th – June 16th

2022               “Justice not Favor, Women’sSuffrage Exhibition”, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery,AL. August 26th –May 22nd

2021               “Soul Basel Art Fair”, HistoricLyric Theatre, Miami, FL. December 2nd – December 5th

2021               “Celebration of Black Artists”,Mobile Arts Council, Mobile, AL. January 2021 – February 2021

2020               “Annual Members Show”, MobileArts Council, Mobile, AL. September – October


2022               Visual Artist of the Year Award,17th Annual Artys, Mobile Arts Council.

2020               Artist in residence, AlabamaContemporary Art Center.


2022               J.A.W.S. Jazz Festival, Artistic Lead in conjunction with the Boysand Girls Club of South Alabama.

                        “Changing the Narrative for a Better Tomorrow”, Artistic Lead in-conjunction with the Boys and Girls Club and JPAR Coast and County.

BLACC, Art Chair, co-founder, organization formed from the “Black Lives Matter Chalk Mural” committee.

2021               Summer Art program, Africatown,Alabama, Legacy 166.

                        “National Art Contest” Boys and Girls Club, Art Instructor, Art.

                        “SlowExposures” Photography Entrant, Zebulon, Georgia.

2020               “Black Lives Matter Chalk Mural”, Artistic Lead, Alabama   Contemporary Art Center, Mobile, Alabama.

2019               “Faces of Alabama Mural”, Art assistant in conjunction with DunbarMagnet School, Linda Hill-Duffis, teacher, Mobile, Alabama.

2018               “Uplifting” mural in conjunction with Strickland Youth Center andJudge Naman, presented to the City of Prichard.

2017               “Sidewalk Art Contest”, Sponsoredby the Mobile Arts Council Mobile, Alabama.


Marx Library andGallery, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama.

Selected Press

2023                “Remarkable” Exhibit Thrivesin Silence Kevin Lee (December 14, 2022), Langiappe, Mobile

2021                Mobile artist still buoyed byArt Basel Experience Kevin Lee (December 15, 2021)Langiappe, Mobile

                        Boys and Girls ClubArtists Ready for Exhibit Kevin Lee (April 28, 2021)

                        “Shake Things Up”   Anna Thornton,                   (September 2021) Mobile Bay Monthly: The Arts Issue

2020                Black Lives Matter Muralcoming to Downtown Mobile Dale Liesch (June 17, 2020) Lagniappe,Mobile

                        Capturing Pain andProgress in Paint Kevin Lee (August 12, 2020) Lagniappe, Mobile

                        New Langan Park MuralDebuts Kevin Lee (September 4, 2019) Lagniappe, Mobile


Soynika Edwards-Bush

310 Dykes Rd. Whistler, AL 36612

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