Felicia Cannon was raised in Clearwater, Florida. Her education includes studies in printmaking, painting, and book arts. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from Middle Tennessee State University. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking at Illinois State University. She has received various awards, scholarships, and publications for her work, such as; Normal Editions Workshop Best Graduate Award, Irving S. Tick Award in Printmaking, Jerry’s Artarama Art Supply Scholarship, and was published in Blue Stem Magazine and in the MTSU Honors Publication, Collage: A Journal of Creative Expression.
Felicia produces images that function as a vehicle to generate, discover, and learn. The work is a form of non-verbal sharing, an externalizing of experience and emotion, a way to map or define an issue more accurately, as emotions are often more difficult to express through text. The image can function more as poetry, with multiple layers of meaning and intent. It encourages awareness and raises questions rather than prescribing conclusive answers.