Aja Dandridge has been a reluctant Cleveland artist all her life, but her imagination extends far beyond the city’s borders. Her work often focuses on self-portraits of people across races, that are either brought to life by color or in dramatic shades of black and white. Her artwork has been featured in online literary magazines such as Phree Write. Just this past year, Aja’s pieces were displayed at the Cleveland Heights Holiday Store Art Exhibition and recently at the Greenway Arts Festival in Murfreesboro, TN. Aja is an emerging Cleveland artist with much to offer in the coming year.