Nicole Awai, CriticNicole Awai
Ms. Awai was born in Trinidad and educated in the USA. She received her BA in 1991 and an MFA in Multi-media Art in 1996 from the University of South Florida. She also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1997. She has exhibited widely in the US as well as internationally at such institutions as PS1 MOMA, the Brooklyn Museum, The Salvador Dali Museum and the Queens Museum. Ms Awai’s work was included in the Biennial of Ceramic in Contemporary Art in Italy in 2003 and in the Busan Biennale in Korea in 2008. She has been an artist in residence at numerous places including The Studio Museum in Harlem, The John Michael Kohler Center as well Hunter College. She was invited to speak about her work at the Whitney Museum of American Art as featured artist in the Initial Public Offerings series in 2005. Ms. Awai’s work is currently included in Global Caribbean: Focus on the Contemporary Caribbean Visual Art Landscape which subsequently resulted in the recent conference Global Caribbean: Interrogating the Politics of Location in Literature & Culture a collaboration with the University of Miami. She was a featured speaker at the conference in Miami. Ms. Awai was recently awarded the 2011 Joan Mitchell Painter and Sculpture Grant and an Art Matters Grant (2013). Appointed critic in painting/printmaking in 2009. She lives and works in New York.
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