Graphic is a combination of Antoinette Cauley’s photographed artwork and overlayed graphics

Modified Arts is proud to present Antoinette Cauley’s
“I Do It For The HOOD. Pt.2”

Special Event Details

OPENING RECEPTION Friday, Dec. 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
PRIVATE RECEPTION Friday, Jan.19th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Celebrating the opening of “I Do It For The Hood. Pt.2”, join us December 15th from 6 to 9 p.m. where you can meet Antoinette Cauley and view this incredible collection of over 20 new paintings created both in Berlin and Phoenix. For one night only we will have low riders by Sophisticated Few Car Club, jams by DJ John Blaze, and drinks poured by The Hive Mobile Bartending.

A private reception will be held on Friday, January 19th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.


  • Exhibition Dates: December 15, 2023 to February 10, 2024
  • Opening Reception: December 15, 2023, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Private Reception: January 19, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Closing Reception: February 10, 2023, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.


"Every Morning I Wake Up and Throw a Gang Sign" Antoinette Cauley
“Every Morning I Wake Up and Throw a Gang Sign”
Antoinette Cauley Purchase
"Community Visions" Antoinette Cauley
“Community Visions” Antoinette Cauley Purchase
"I Do It For The South" Antoinette Cauley
“I Do It For The South” Antoinette Cauley Purchase
"Visionary Riches" Antoinette Cauley
“Visionary Riches” Antoinette Cauley Purchase
"Nobodys Holding My Hand Trust Me" Antoinette Cauley
“Nobodys Holding My Hand Trust Me”
Antoinette Cauley Purchase
"The World is Yours" Antoinette Cauley
“The World is Yours” Antoinette Cauley Purchase

About the Work

“Hood Culture” embodies a deliberate redefinition of imposed marginalization and stereotypical narratives, showcasing the resilience, resourcefulness, and distinctive style of communities predominantly comprised of Black descendants of American slaves, Indigenous People and Latinos. While the term “Hood” is often burdened with negative connotations, it is important to recognize that Hood culture is a product of systemic racism, stemming from the hands of violent and oppressive colonizers.

In 2021, Antoinette ventured to Berlin, Germany, both to advance her career and lay the groundwork for aspiring Black artists and entrepreneurs in Phoenix. This exhibition, divided into two parts, emphasizes her commitment to empowering and uplifting her community through every part of her journey, including her time abroad.

This extraordinary body of work not only expresses love and appreciation for the Black community and the Hoods (of South and other parts of) Phoenix, but it also compels viewers to confront their own relationship with colonialism and inherent racism. Antoinette Cauley’s artwork serves as a catalyst for dialogue, fostering introspection and a deeper understanding of our shared history.

About the Artist

International artist Antoinette Cauley was born in Phoenix, Arizona (U.S.A.) and draws her inspiration from the grittiness and beauty within her place of birth. Her work is heavily influenced by Black American hood culture with a feminist undertone and an overall focus of Black empowerment. Visually, she combines the dynamism of Black American culture with powerful punches of vibrant color and deep, emotionally driven messages. Cauley attended Mesa Community College where she studied Fine Art with an emphasis in painting. During this time she held a two year apprenticeship with nationally renowned American oil painter Chris Saper who taught her the ins and outs of the fine art industry.

Along with her unique and distinguishable paintings, Cauley is most known for her nine stories tall mural of Civil Rights activist, James Baldwin in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Cauley has won several awards for her works including first place at the Artlink 19th Annual Juried Exhibition in 2019. Along with her awards, Cauley has been featured on various television and print publications including PBS, NPR, JAVA Magazine (cover), Forbes and was named one of Phoenix Magazine’s “Great 48: 48 Most Influential people in the state of Arizona” in 2019. Cauley is now based in Berlin, Germany but remains heavily involved in the Phoenix community.