Wangechi Mutu

Born 1972
Hometown Nairobi, Kenya
Lives and Works New York, NY
MFA, Sculpture, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2000
BFA, Cooper Union for the Advancement of the Arts and Science, New York, NY, 1996
I.B., United World College of the Atlantic, Wales, England, 1991
Loreto Convent Msongari, Nairobi, Kenya, 1989

MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Musee d'art Contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
New Museum of Contemporary Art, The Altoids Collection, New York, NY
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
The Museum of Modern Art, Judith Rothschild Foundation, New York, NY
The Saatchi Collection, London, England
The Studio Museum In Harlem, New York, NY

Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Victoria Miro, London, England

Kenyan-born Wangechi Mutu is a Brooklyn-based artist whose sculptures, works on paper, installations, and videos explore gender, race, and sexual identity using collage and assemblage strategies that create provocative juxtapositions of the female body.

Her collages are constructed using fragments from fashion and travel magazines, pornography, African art books, automotive schematics, and images drawn from science fiction as well as hand-drawn or painted elements which create a variety of new formations of the body. Photo-based collage elements are often intermixed with decorative or abstract patterns which create a simultaneous feeling of familiarity and other-worldliness to the works.

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