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Artist & Author

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Gay Black Artist and Author – Willie Little

As a gay Black artist and author who grew up in rural North Carolina on his family’s farm, a child who was among the first in his hometown to go to a formerly all-white school, Willie determined early on that he wanted more than life on the farm. His artwork and memoir tell of his struggle for acceptance in the rural south. Today, through his artwork and stories from his memoir, he provides us with a unique perspective that celebrates his childhood memories and challenges us on issues of race and society today.


Willie’s work has been featured in galleries and museums around the world. Check here to review some of his most powerful work and shows so far.

Click the exhibitions link below to read more about these exhibits and what others are saying about them.

In the Sticks

For the last twenty years, Willie Little has worked as a visual artist and storyteller. In the Sticks is the story of how he grew up, who he grew up with, what he experienced in the first years of integrated schools, and who he became.

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Available Work

Willie Little Walking Sticks

Willie continues to deliver work relevant to the time. From sculpture to paintings to recycled memorabilia, his work continues to challenge us on issues of racial injustice and societal decay.

Click the Available Work link below to see the array of work that Willie produces.

Willie Little Book Launch


Keep up to date on shows, talks and book signings featuring Willie Little

What’s New?

To stay up to date with the latest news and happenings with Willie, check out this page and read what he’s been up to.
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For a brief video of the recent Russo Lee Show, click the image to the right ->

Willie Little with Nodder Dolls

Willie Little

Willie Little is a Black multimedia artist and author His visual narratives document a fading part of rural southern life while also tackling topics of racism and Black Lives Matter, social justice, and the childhood memories of growing up on a tobacco farm in Eastern North Carolina.