Nat Akinyi, (b. 1997, USA)
nat.akinyi@gmail.com | natakinyi.art
The primary goal of my work is to provide positive representation for black people, partic-ularly Africans, and people of colour. As a person of the African diaspora I have often felt discouraged by the self-validating white Western-centric distorted view of the world that is presented to us in contemporary popular media, as well as art history, and contemporary art culture. The primary themes of my work are climate colonialism, environmental rac-ism, and the complicated relationship that many Africans have with digital technology. I graduated from BA (Hons) Fine Art at the Glasgow School of Art in 2019. My illustra-tions were published in the 2017 Home Issue of Gal-dem Magazine and am the recipi-ent of the Aon Community Art Award.
Education

2015-2019 The Glasgow School of Art, BA(Hons) Painting and Printmaking- First Class

Exhibitions

(Upcoming) April 2021 The Gallow Gate, Many Studios, Glasgow UK (Solo Exhibiton)
July 2020 A Quest That's Just Begun, Wooosh Gallery, Dundee UK (Group Exhibition)
October 2019 Aon Community Art Awards, Aon Centre, London UK (Group Exhibition)
September 2019 Tender, Lunchtime Gallery, Glasgow UK (Solo Exhibiton)
June 2019 Glasgow School of Art Degree Show, Stow College, Glasgow UK (Group Exhibition)
March 2019 As of Yet, Many Studios, Glasgow UK (Group Exhibition)
April 2018 Risotto’s Riso Room, The Lighthouse, Glasgow UK (Group Exhibition)
March 2018 Something Like That, The Glue Factory, Glasgow UK (Group Exhibition)
March 2018 In Residence, 16 Nicholson Street, Glasgow UK (Group Exhibition)
May 2017 Series Two, Tontine Building, Glasgow UK (Group Exhibition)

Publication

January 2020 for me(n), Sophie Lau (illustrations for poetry anthology)
September 2019 Everything Passes Except the Past, Tender Exhibition Publication, Good Press,
September 2017 “Growing up in a Chinese Takeaway”, Gal-dem Home Issue, Sep-tember 2017, pp. 19-22 (illustrations)

Awards
Aon Community Art Awards 2019


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