Alvin Armstrong (b. San Diego, CA) is a painter whose work explores the social and political landscape of Black American culture. His paintings are often filled with real and fictional subjects, culled from black and white archival material, his community and lived experiences. Armstrong received a MS in Oriental Medicine and is a licensed acupuncturist. He’s lived in Hawaii, Japan, California, and New York, all of which have informed his art practice. His solo exhibition This Place Looks Different was held at Medium Tings, a gallery and project space, in September 2020. Armstrong currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.