Miatta Kawinzi

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Miatta Kawinzi is a NYC-based multi-disciplinary artist. Her practice includes video, sound, sculpture, painting/drawing, performance, and installation.
She was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1987 to a Liberian mother and Kenyan father and grew up there as well as in Atlanta, Georgia and Louisville, Kentucky. She received her BA in Art & Cultural Theory from Hampshire College in 2010, where she studied Super 8 filmmaking abroad in Paris, France. She is currently a candidate in the Studio Art MFA program at Hunter College in NYC. She has been awarded fully-funded artist residency fellowships at Flux Factory in NYC, the International Exchange & Studio Program in Basel, Switzerland, and Greatmore Studios in Cape Town, South Africa. Her work is included in the US Department of State's Art-in-Embassies permanent collection in Monrovia, Liberia, in an Art Connects New York public collection, and in private collections. She has received awards from the NY Community Trust, Hampshire College, and Hunter College, and exhibited her work internationally including in the US, Trinidad & Tobago, Switzerland, Liberia, and South Africa. She also works as a museum and community arts educator.


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