Creating became such an intrinsic part of me that I don’t think it can be separated. Within it is the way I think, the way I see, and the way I understand the world and reflect upon it.
I don’t remember when I found out I was an artist. I think I was born to be one or the pleasure and pains of my life turned it into my passion. My name is Niyjale Ollie Damani Cummings and I have a really hard time describing my life, but here it goes. I was born on February 7th, 1994. I’m an Aquarius, my favorite color is green, I love seafood, and I love the water, and I’m an artist.
Niyjale Cummings is the recipient of the 2012 Vernon Davis Visual Arts Scholarship.
Academy of Art University student Niyjale Cummings is interviewed by NBC Today show’s Kristen Dahlgren for the Dec. 14 program. Cummings is the recipient of a Vernon Davis Visual Arts Scholarship, awarded by Davis of the San Francisco 49ers.
“Rhode Warrior,” a mixed-media sculpture by senior Niyjale Cummings that will be on show at the De Young Museum from May 12-20 as part of the Young at Art Festival.
The San Francisco 49ers’ Vernon Davis will be presenting an art scholarship to a high school student at a museum gala Friday night.