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Katherine Kisa

The Message Within, 2019

Mixed media on wood

10 x 10 x 2"

Value: $600

This piece is a recycled wood, paper and acrylic paint mixed media assemblage on a wood panel.

*This piece is included in the Opening Night Collection.

Artist Bio:

Katherine Kisa is a multidisciplinary artist born in Nairobi, Kenya. She emigrated to the US as a child then attended the University of Toronto where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics and Physical Anthropology. She continued with graduate studies in Biology at Emory University. During her years as a science student Katherine began her career in art, developing a unique style which embraces both her artistic and scientific passions. Currently, the self-taught artist resides in New York where she works as a full time artist.

Katherine's work has been exhibited across the country in group and solo shows including The High Museum of Atlanta's Points of Entry : Conflicts, Acculturation, and Identity (1997), The International Monetary Fund Group Exhibit in Washington, DC (1999), Art Off the Main at the Puck Building in New York (2006), The National Black Fine Art Show in New York (2007), Art DC with Avisca Fine Art Gallery at the Washington DC Convention Center (2010), Solo Show at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (2013), The Artist Project Art Fair in Chicago (2014), Dissilience : An All Women Group Show in Brooklyn, New York (2016), The Bombay Sapphire Group Exhibit at Rush Arts Gallery in Chelsea, New York (2017), and the Function of Freedom Group Exhibit at The Auburn Avenue Research Library in Atlanta, Georgia (2019), Art Miami-SCOPE (2019), and the Brooklyn Arts Council Mutual Aid Show (2021). Permanent collections include The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Washington, DC, Zeta Phi Beta Headquarters, Washington, DC, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Boeing, Arlington, Virginia, Department of Homeland Security, Arlington, Virginia, Howard University, Washington, DC, Dillard University, New Orleans, Louisiana S. Davis-Stewart, President of The March of Dimes, Washington, DC, The Jimmy Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia and The Atlanta Project, Atlanta, Georgia.