Dalhia Patrice Perryman is an award winning, nationally sold and published intellectual, activist, and teaching artist (visual/performing and street painting), utilizing her art as a catalyst for social change. With a classification of ‘very superior intellect’ she holds memberships in both the International High IQ Society and American Mensa High IQ Society.
Dalhia began ‘chalking’ fifteen years ago as a personal challenge to complete a large scale work in a short period of time in a new medium. In the beginning she was one of a few African American females in many of the festivals she entered. Because of this, she gave herself a new challenge: to create as many positive images of African Americans and women as she possibly could to show that 1) African -American female street painters do exist and 2) to empower youth by providing them with positive images of people of the African Diaspora. She holds memberships in the International Street Painting Society, Florida Chalk Artists Association, Artserve, Women in the Visual Arts Inc., Americans for the Arts Action Fund, and The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.