I wanted my work to amplify how the Black community was feeling in a different way. I went with the pain I was feeling at the time and how the Black community was feeling. I want people to not be able to walk by without feeling the emotions we feel. I want to show how the Black community has been silenced over and over again.
Amiah Mims is an ever-growing designer and painter. Residing in Indianapolis, she is a graduate of Kent State University where she majored in Visual Communication Design and minored in Photo Illustration. Until recently, she was a full-time Graphic Designer for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. However, Mims’ need to invest more in her organic artistic talents motivated her to branch out on her own. Now she offers a wide range of creative services as a freelance designer, a professional artist, and a muralist, under her company, Works By Mimsy LLC.
Learning to use her creative abilities to their full capability has been an empowering journey for Mims. She continually strives to take who she is, who she wants to be, and what she can do and use it for a purpose greater than herself.
To date, a few of her art career highlights include the Welcome Race Fans project (2019), the Indy BLM Street Mural project (2020), the Indianapolis Recorder building mural (2020), and the Goodwill/Cook Medical 38th St. building murals. She is also a member of The Eighteen Art Collective, a product of the BLM Street Mural, which includes the 18 black artists who took part in the creation of the mural.