musicmaker + filmmaker

Whew, chile! Im making creative cornbread meant to nourish, honor, and amplify the souls of black folks in the South.

About

                                                  zaire "zyyear" love

Zaire Love is a multi-disciplinary artist, filmmaker, TEDx speaker, and entrepreneur from Memphis, TN. Her work is an ode to being black and southern in America because the black South has always had meaningful “cornbread” to share. Her mission is to honor and amplify the stories and voices of the Black South. 

She is a graduate of Spelman College and Houston Baptist University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude from both institutions. Zaire is currently an MFA student at the University of Mississippi at Oxford studying Documentary Expression at the Center for Southern Culture.

corn•bread

knowledge, facts, and authentic art that raises the consciousness of those who partake. 

what i've been doin'

CROSSTOWN ARTS RESIDENCY | MEMPHIS, TN | FEBRUARY- APRIL 2020  

MAGNIFYING GLASS FELLOWSHIP OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL | DECEMBER 2019  

SOUTHERN FOODWAYS ALLIANCE FILM INTERNSHIP | JUNE 2019 

GRADUATE SUMMER FELLOWSHIP | JUNE 2019 

RURAL PROJECT GRANT | INDIE GRITS | DECEMBER 2018 

BLACK CREATORS FELLOWSHIP | INDIE MEMPHIS NOVEMBER 2018