Izsys Archer, originally from Lafayette, Indiana, is a graduate from photography at the Kansas City Art Institute. Within her practice, she explores the Black women’s intrinsic need to create through physical, digital, and ritualistic spaces of the Archive. Perpetual self-portraiture becomes a performance of identity as she interrogates notions of domesticity, memory, and Black iconography to wander on a journey of self-actualization and representation. Archer is a recent Durwood Intern, which she focused on curation and research at H&R Block Artspace in Kansas City, MO. She has also co-curated and shown work locally at Haw Contemporary and Leedy-Voulkus Arts Center.