L. M. Partlow-Myrick
Lives & works in Pikesville, MD
Baltimore native Lenett Marie Partlow-Myrick, aka Nef'fahtiti, is a visual artist, poet-writer, teacher, grandmother, spiritual activist, and minister. She makes things in response to her experiences as an African-descendant female in America, nature, and spiritual life. She is an original member of the Trail of Dreams World Peace Walkers, an Elder for Beyond the Global Divide International Youth Summit, and a Licensed Conscious Life Design Systems facilitator.
Inspired by the marriage of images and words, her art books and journals, drawings, paintings, and multimedia work have been featured at the Ecomedia Blagden ArtScience Warehouse, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, on the cover of Passager literary journal, in her 33Bookz solo show, the Dos-à-Dos 2-woman show with artist Jenny O'Grady, The Earth Project, and group exhibitions at the Hamilton Gallery. She has also curated exhibits and events at Function Coworking Community, the Creative Alliance, and Beyond the Global Divide International Young Leaders’ Summit.
Her writings appear in chapbooks and anthologies, including When Divas Laugh, Little Patuxent Review, Dancing Shadow Review, Bum Rush the Page, The Muse, Poetry Baltimore, and Awakening the Heart of the Beloved Community. She has held writing residencies and commissions with the Ripken Reading Center, Baltimore Homeless Union, Liberty Medical Center, Maryland Food Committee, The Way Space, and Miami Light Project. She has also read at the American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore Book Festival, Artscape, Theater Project, Wilde Reading Series, Blackbird Poetry Festival, Miami Center for Performing Arts, and Baltimore ’68 Riots: Loss and Legacy.
Her original stage works include the 2-act dramedy The Conjure Woman Episode, The Dance We Do When We Be Sistas! one-act play, and Peace Projections Multimedia Show with Imani Muleyyar. She has also performed original jazzoetry performances with a host of international performing artists. She is the subject of the award-winning documentary Mbele Ache, the CSN-TV special “Voices of Our Past,” and was honored in 2022 for her activism by the AFRO American News.
A Poets and Writers grant recipient, she has taught writing and literature courses at Goucher College, Osher Institute at Johns Hopkins University, and Howard Community College. She attended St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Loyola College, and the University of Baltimore where she studied Publications Design and attended the Creative Writing and Publishing Arts MFA program. She continues to teach and create sacred space installations while pursuing a Ph.D. in Transdisciplinary Leadership, Creativity, and Sustainability at the University of Vermont where she also earned her M.A. degree in Leadership for Sustainability.
Artist Resume and Curriculum Vitae