Sha’Condria “iCon” Sibley

Residency
Relief Residencies Artistic
Website
https://www.icontheartist.com/
Type of work
Multidisciplinary Artist
Location
Louisiana
Year
2021

Sha’Condria (“iCon”) Sices-Sibley is an Alexandria, Louisiana native and longtime New Orleans-based poet and artist of many mediums whose work spans across visual art, theater, music, and film. A multiple-time national poetry slam champion, iCon travels the country performing, including at colleges and universities, and has made many television and stage appearances, including TV One’s Verses and Flow and at the mainstage at Essence Music Festival. Her work has been featured on many outlets such as Huffington Post, For Harriet, Teen Vogue, BET, BBC World Radio, as well as in several exhibits, documentaries, and anthologies. She has starred in several stageplays, featured on musical projects with multiple national and Grammy-nominated recording artists, and co-wrote two short films. iCon is the author of a poetry collection, My Name Is Pronounced Holy, and uses her work largely to speak on her lived experience as a Blk woman as it relates to her deep Southern/Louisiana roots, reclaiming names/identity, spirituality, and healing.

During her residency at A Studio in the Woods, she plans to work on a multimedia production that she is currently fleshing out based on her newly published collection of poetry as well as documenting family/hometown history/traditions. She also plans to work on a visual arts (painting) series.