Sharela May Bonfield (born 1988, Kingston, Jamaica) is a Brooklyn based artist who uses fiber art as a catalyst to explore the ambiguities of language, popular culture and race relations in America. Sharela is intrigued with the intimacy of textiles, the texture, the grid of the weave and the cultural roles of the medium. Ms. Bonfield’s work often focuses on African American aesthetics. From embroidering vernacular for “bad hair” to deconstructing and rearranging hip-hop lyrics creating visual samplers.