Ohso is a self-taught, mixed media artist, born & raised in New Orleans, LA!
She grew up in Gert Town, a mid-city neighborhood, home to Xavier
University and Blue-Plate Artists’ Lofts. Although her family history is riddled
with poverty, abuse, addiction, estrangement, and transitional homelessness,
her work often repeats the themes of peace, beauty, strength, and growth
thru wisdom in learning from her family history. Ohso began creating detailed
drawings by the age of three & primarily paints imaginative, 3-D composition
portraits of Women of Color, with “Living Waters as a prominent, recurring
biblical metaphor. As a mixed media artist, she enjoys incorporating acrylics,
airbrushes, celluclay, inks, pastels, fabric paints, and block stamp printing in
her work. Ohso attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts –
N.O.C.C.A. and is a graduate of John F. Kennedy Sr. High School. She also
studied psychology & fine art at Delgado Community College in New Orleans,
LA. Ohso later graduated with a degree in Computer Graphic Design from
Southeast College of Technology in Metairie, LA, and was inducted into the
Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society in 1999.