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William Mwazi

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William_mwazi

Birthplace
New York

Lives in
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Works in
New York

Website

Schools
New York Academy of Art, 2004, MFA
ENPEG La esmeralda, Mexico City

Representing galleries

Tags
exhibition/performance, sculpture, conceptual, figurative, digital, photography, afro-american realism traditional, heroes, portrait, Chinese pop modern

Statement

Huffingtonpost ~ William Mwazi turns celebrities into superheroes... http://ning.it/wk0ddI

 

连接中国---景松个展 _ Jing Song’s Chinese Connection

http://blog.artintern.net/blogs/articleinfo/zhoutao/114970

 

T.V. Interviews and portfolio go to

http://www.afropunk.com/profile/Mwa...

 

Artist Bio / CV

William Mwazi is a New York based artist, who was born in Harlem, NY. Mwazi holds an MFA in Panting, Drawing and Sculpture from the New York Academy of Art and a BFA in Graphic Design from Pratt Institute. His paintings idealize the conventional portrait by communicating context and emotion, which is layered with color, energy, environment, and tradition. He has exhibited at MoCADA gallery in Brooklyn, NY; Goldman, Sachs & Co., Jersey City, NJ; Rush Arts gallery, NY, NY. Mwazi has an established history of exhibiting work in various media (paintings, photo art, murals) in NYC and the surrounding areas, as well as in Miami, FL, Italy and China.

SELECT EXHIBITION RECORD

 

2010

Duetsche, New York, NY

There is No Looking Glass Here

MoCADA, Brooklyn, NY

Ain’t I A Woman

Sichuan University, Highland Artist open studio, Cheng Du, China

The Art Students League, New York, NY

Group Show

2009

New York Academy of Fine Art, New York, NY

Deck the Halls Event

City Without Wall's, Newark, NJ

Wall to Wall Event

Chashama, Jamaica, NY

Straight Talk

Chashama, Jamaica, NY

Solo Show: A Hero Among Us, Series 2

Art House Gallery, Atlanta, GA

The Canvas Project 2 Local Project, Queens, NY

“Queens Sky" Exhibition

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

So Live! Arts

Art For Life Miami, Miami Beach, FL

Gold Rush Awards, New York, NY

Salena Gallery, Brooklyn Campus, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

Suspension of Disbelief: A Digital Photography Exhibition on Social Commentary

2008

Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

A Hero Among Us

Cuchifritos Gallery, New York, NY

Art Auction

Java Studio, Brooklyn, NY

Gallery M, Harlem, NY

Super Image

Canvas Paper and Stone Gallery, Harlem, NY

Contemporary Interpretations of History and Culture

Artist Lecturer

2007

Art Basel, Miami Beach, FL

Virtual Exhibit

Repetti Gallery, Long Island City, NY

Project Diversity Queens: What's Going On?

Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ

Desiderium

1st Annual Bedford Stuyvesant Art Expo, Brooklyn, NY

Goldman, Sachs & Co. Presents, Jersey City, NJ

Back History, Black History

Artist Lecturer

2006

Art Basel: Soul Gallery, Miami, FL

Beauty Shop

Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY

God Complex

Artist Lecturer

2005

Art Students League, New York, NY, Group show

2004

New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Fatty’s Restaurant, Astoria, NY

Remote Lounge, New York, NY

2003

New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Andy Warhol Benefit

2000

Pratt Institute Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Student Union Exhibit

1999 - 1996

Miami-Dade Community College North Gallery, Miami, FL

Student Exhibit, Honorable Mention

Florida International University, Miami, FL; Showcase in Faculty Quarters

Bakehouse Gallery, Miami, FL

Espanola Way Gallery, Miami, FL

Miami-Dade Community College North Gallery, Miami, FL

PRESS

2010 CDTV -5 - Highland Artist, Cheng Du, China

2009

NHK "NY Style" show - NHK’s morning news program “Good Morning Japan”

Examiner.com – Local artist-in-residence make huge impact, NY

ABC Eyewitness News - Why art galleries are popping up, NY

NBC Nightly News – Pop up Galleries, NY

Fox 5 Good Day New York - Chashama Artist-In-Residence, NY

The Studio Magazine of The Studio Museum of Harlem, Spring 2009

The New York Times - Luring Artists to Lend Life to Empty Storefronts, NY

2008

The New York Daily News - Being creative with space, NY

The New York Sun – Harlem Art Seen

2007

New Tang Dynasty Television - Project Diversity Queens

News 12 Brooklyn - Bed Stuy Art Expo

CBS Sunday Morning - Art Spirit

1998

Florida Leader

1997

The Miami Times, The Miami Herald, The Falcon Times

ORGANIZATIONS

The Art Students League, Chashama, City Without Walls, The Harlem Art Alliance, Queens Council on the Arts

Recent Exhibits

William Mwazi participated in these exhibits:

Jan, 2008 Gallery Opening: Contemporary Interpretations of History and Culture
Canvas Paper and Stone Gallery
 
Exhibited with these artists
William Mwazi has Exhibited with these artists:

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Exhibited at these venues
William Mwazi has Exhibited at these venues:

Canvas Paper and Stone Gallery
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