Rashaad Newsome (b. 1979, New Orleans, Louisiana) is a multi-disciplined artist whose work spans and brings together collage, sculpture, film, music, computer programming, and performance. He pulls from the worlds of advertising, the Internet, and Black and Queer cultures to produce counter narratives. Using diasporic traditions of improvisation and collage, Newsome crafts compositions that walk the tightrope between intersectionality, social practice, and abstraction.