The innovative artwork of Brentwood, Tenn., native Jamaal Sheats is described by critics as: “extraordinary,” “unique,” and full of substance. His art consists of metal relief sculpture done in a style know as repoussé’. He has had exhibits in New York, Philadelphia, New Orleans, and in Nashville, among others.
A graduate of Fisk University, Sheats’ love of art dates back to elementary school. Affected with dyslexia, art became his tool for self-expression and learning. At Fisk Sheats met his former professor, now mentor, Greg Ridley. Ridley introduced the budding young artist to the ancient art form of repoussé. The introduction was an instant success.