Miatta Kawinzi is a multi-disciplinary artist. She explores the figure, the inner & outer landscape, and culture as sites of re-imagination & possibility. She works with images, objects, sound, the body, and language. She was born in 1987 in Nashville, TN to a Liberian mother and Kenyan father. Based in NYC, she has exhibited in the US, South Africa, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, and Liberia, and her work is included in the Art-in-Embassies public collection in Monrovia, Liberia and private collections. She has completed fully-funded artist residencies at Greatmore Studios in Cape Town, South Africa, IAAB in Basel, Switzerland, and Flux Factory in NYC. She has received awards from the NY Community Trust foundation, Hampshire College, and Hunter College. She received a BA in Art & Cultural Theory from Hampshire College in 2010, and also works as a teaching artist and museum educator. She is currently a candidate in the Studio Art MFA program at Hunter College in NYC.