Tayvia Danielle Ridgeway is a young developing artist from the city of Chicago. She comes from a mixed background; her races being Black, White, and Native American. Coming from a family deeply involved with art, Tayvia’s journey with art and media making started at an early age. Tayvia uses mixed media including painting, drawing, and photography to display her creative vision. She not only creates portrait commissions for family members, but also loves to express her identity and background in her pieces. Tayvia has also created pieces for the organization After School Matters, some of which have been sold at the After School Matters branch in downtown Chicago. She also designed and painted murals for after school matters at the McCormick Place. In the future, Tayvia wishes to take her skill further, and become a working artist.