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Meet Kat Nzingha

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kat Nzingha.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I am obsessed with humanity as a collective culture. I’m obsessed with the ways we interact, the ways we change, but I’m much obsessed with the ways we think. I grew up in a single-parent household in Philadelphia. I remember as a child being interested in how people would express themselves and their beliefs. I always wanted to capture the moments of human expressive indications, like when someone finally realizes or understands something for the first time. My parents supported my self-exploration from dancing, video production, drawing, painting, acting, creating music, creative writing, to studying material studies textiles at University. Going through college helped me bring forward my artistic technique and concepts that I am naturally interested in. I am 23 years old, and I’m stepping foot into designing for film production and photography.

Please tell us about your art.
I am interested in the social constructs of our society and how it shapes our minds and affects our morality. As I’ve written before, I’m obsessed with humanity as a collective culture. The way we interact, the way we change, and the ways we think. When creating, my work is straight forward and easily understood to create comfortability at first. I work in various mediums like sculpture, painting/drawing, and photography. My work uses the repetitive quality and unexpected materials to engage audiences but subliminally cause a sense of discomfort and challenge deeper thoughts intended to show and reveal hidden histories of other people’s life experiences.

Given everything that is going on in the world today, do you think the role of artists has changed? How do local, national or international events and issues affect your art?
No, I don’t think the role of an artist has changed. I think the role of an artist is as simple as to create. It doesn’t matter what, how, or when. The events and issues around me affect my work in an inspirational manner. I feel very connected to the world and reality around me and how I design it. I like to keep close the things that make me stronger and motivate me as an artist. A lot of events around me have made me reflect on my reality as an artist. I have the privilege of creating. I have the privilege of changing, and I have the privilege of creating works based on the society around me.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
As of now, my work can be viewed on my website and my Instagram. People can support me as an artist by viewing my works online and going to the gallery events that support my works.

Contact Info:

  • Website: katnzingha.com
  • Email: k.nzingha@gmail.com
  • Instagram: katnzinghasdead

Image Credits:
Art design by Kat Nzingha, photography by Roxanne Drip
Mario Dante Napoli

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