Born in Nairobi, Kenya, 1972Lives and works in New York Education 2000MFA, Yale University, School of Art - Sculpture, New Haven1996BFA, Cooper Union for the Advancement of the Arts and Science, New York1991I.B. United World College of the Atlantic, Wales Solo Exhibitions 2012Gladstone Gallery, Brussels2011Il Capricorno, Venice2010"Hunt Bury Flee" Gladstone Gallery, New YorkMy Dirty Little Heaven, Wiels Contemporary Museum, BrusselsMy Dirty Little Heaven, Deutsche Guggenheim, BerlinThis You Call Civilization?, Art Gallery of Ontario, Ontario2009    Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego2008 Wangechi Mutu In Whose Image?, Kunsthalle Wien Museum, WienLittle Touched, Susanne Vielmetter Gallery, Los Angeles2007 YO.N.I, Victoria Miro Gallery, LondonThe Cinderella Curse, ACA Gallery of SCAD, AtlantaCleanning Earth, Franklin Artworks, MinneapolisSusanne Vielmetter Los Angeles projects2006  An Alien Eye and Other Killah Anthems, Sikkema Jenkins Co, New YorkExhuming Gluttony: A Lover's Requiem, Salon 94, New YorkSleeping Heads Lie, Power House, Memphis2005 The Chief Lair's A Holy Mess, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San FranciscoWangechi Mutu - Amazing Grace, Miami Art Museum, MiamiProblematica, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles2004Hangin In Texas, Art Pace, San Antonio2003  Pagan Poetry, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles2002 Creatures, Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning, Queens1999  Surely It Cant Burn So Long, Rush Arts Gallery, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions 2010Faces, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, MilanoThe Secret Lives of Trees, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, ZuozDisidentification, Goteborgs Konsthalle, Goteborg, SwedenDisquieted: Contemporary Voices from Out of the Shadows, Portland Art Museum, OregonUntil Now: Collecting the New 1960-2010, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MinneapolisCollection: MOCA's First Thirty Years (1980 - Now), The Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los AngelesAfro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic, Tate Modern Liverpool, Liverpool“The Visible Vagina,” David Nolan, New YorkInaugural Group Exhibition, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver CityVisceral Bodies, Vancouver Art Gallery, VancouverContemplating the Void, Guggenheim, New York2009  Performa 09, Performa Biennial, New YorkDress Codes: The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, ICP, New YorkXth Biennale de Lyon, “The Spectacle of the Everyday”, LyonWishful Thinkers, Milk Gallery Project, New YorkPaint Made Flesh, First Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville traveling to The Phillips Collection, Washington DC and Memorail Art Gallery, Rochester, NYRebelle, Art & Feminism 1969-2009,Museum voor Moderne Kunts, Arnhem, NetherlandsDamaged Romanticism, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New YorkBlack Womanhood, San Diego Museum of Art, San DiegoCollected, Studio Museum in Harlem, New YorkSortilége, Fondation pour L'art Contemporain, Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, Alex, FranceOff the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art, Art Works for Change travelling to The Stenersen Museum, Oslo; Art Gallery of Wellington, New Zeland; De Menil, Marfa; UCLA Fowler Museum, Los Angeles; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.A Delicate Touch: Watercolors from the Permanent Collection, Studio Museum of Harlem, New York2008 Whitney Gala Auction, Whitney Museum, New York30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, MiamiObjects of Value, Miami Art Museum, MiamiVideostudio, Studio Museum in Harlem, New YorkEros: Love, Lust and its Consequences, Richard L. Feigen & Co., New YorkArt Gallery of Ontario,Grand opening of the New Contemporary Tower, Toronto, CanadaProspect.1 New Orleans, Curated by Dan Cameron, New OrleansExcert: Selections from the Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn Collection, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NYDamaged Romanticism: A Mirror of Modern Emotion, Blaffer Gallery - The Art Museum of the University of Houston, HoustonU-Turn, Quadrennial for Contemporay Art Center, CopenhagenPandora's Box, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, CanadaIn the Land of Retinal Delights:The Juxtapoz Factor, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna BeachBlack Woman Hood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, HanoverCollage: The Unmonumental Picture, New Museum, New York2007“Triumph of Painting,” The Saatchi Gallery, London, UKPaper Baglady and Others Stories, Timothy Taylor Gallery, LondonBody Politic, Branch Gallery, DurhamStar Power:Museum As Body Electric, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, DenverEvery Revolution is a Roll of the Dice, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TXFractured Figure, DESTE Foundation, AthensGlobal feminisms: New Directions in Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn2006 (Re)Volver, Plataforma Revolver, LisboaNew York Interrupted, PMK Gallery, BeijingThe New Collage, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New YorkUSA TODAY, Royal Academy of the Arts, London2nd Biennial Contemporary Art in Seville, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, SevillaInterstellar Low Ways- Sun Ra, Hyde Park Art Center, ChicagoHeroines, Schwartz Gallery Met, New YorkDistant Relatives/Relative Distance, The Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape TownLand Mine, The Aldrich Museum, RidgefieldStill Points in the Turning World: SITE Santa Fe's Sixth Annual Biennial, Santa FeTriumph of Painting, The Saatchi Gallery, LondonHaving New Eyes, Aspen Art Museum, AspenInfinite Painting - Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, PassarianoNew African Art, Seattle Art Museum, SeattleThe F-Word:Female Vocals, The Andy Warhol Museum, PittsburghOut of Time: A contemporary View, Museum of Modern Art, New York2005  Linkages & Themes in the African Diaspora: Selections from the Eileen Harris Norton and Peter Norton Art Collections, Museum of the African Diaspora, San FranciscoAfter Cezanne, Museum of Contemporary Art L.A, Los AngelesMatisse and Beyond - The Painting and Sculpture Collections, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San FranciscoCut, Susanne Vielmetter  LA Projects, Culver CityDrawing from The Modern, 1975-2005, Museum of Modern Art, New YorkAfrican Queen, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New YorkThe White Rose, Brent Sikkema, New YorkFigures of Thinking: Convergences in Contemporary Cultures, Richard A. Peeler Art Center, DePauw UniversityGirls on Film, Zwirner and Wirth, New YorkGreater New York 2005, PS1, Long Island CityFollow Me: A Fantasy, Arena 1, Santa MonicaRewind/Re-Cast/Review, Berrie Arts Center, Ramapo College Galleries, NJOnly Skin Deep Changing Visions of the American Self, International Center of Photography, New York2004 Pin-Up: Contemporary Collage and Drawing, Tate Modern, LondonFight or Flight, Whitney Museum of American Art at AltriaGwangju Biennial, South KoreaColor Theory, Vitamin Arte Contemporanea, Torino, ItalyFiguratively, Studio Museum in Harlem, New YorkI Feel Mysterious Today, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm BeachShe's Come Undone, Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New YorkGio Ponti: Furnished Settings and Figuration, ACME, Los AngelesOpen House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, BrooklynIt's about memory, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, ChicagoDessins et des autres, Anne de Villepoix Gallery, ParisAfrica Remix, Kunstpalast Duesseldorf, traveling to Centre Pompidou, Paris and the Hayward Gallery, LondonNew, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver CityArt on Paper, Weatherspoon Museum, GreensboroColor Wheel Oblivion, Marella Arte Contemporanea, MilanoDessins et des autres, Anne de Villepoix Gallery, ParisThe Raw and the Cooked, Claremont University, curated by David Pagel, Claremont2003Only Skin Deep, International Center of Photography, New YorkLooking Both Ways: Art of the Contemporary African Diaspora, Museum for African Art, Long Island CityWe Are Electric, Deitch Projects, New YorkNew Art Wave, Brooklyn Academy of Music, BrooklynArt Basel Miami Beach, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects MiamiMomenta Art, BrooklynMuseum Calouste Gulbenkian, LisboaDubrow International, Krevits/Wehby, New YorkMuseum of the African Diaspora, San FranciscoOff the Record, Skylight Gallery, BrooklynThe Broken Mirror, Leroy Neiman Gallery at Columbia University, New YorkParish Art Museum, Studio Museum Exhibition, South HamptonOpen House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn7 Walls, 8 Views, Arena Gallery, New YorkNextNext Visual Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music, BrooklynBlack President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, The New Museum, New York; Traveled to: The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnatti, The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, Barbican Centre, LondonWangechi Mutu/ Carl Scholz, Momenta Art, Brooklyn2002    Scratch, Arena Gallery, New YorkBrooklyn in Paris, Gallery Chez Valentin, ParisModel Citizens, Roger Smith Gallery, New YorkCulture In A Jar, Longwood Arts Project, New YorkAfricaine, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York2001    Fusion, MoCada, New YorkChallenge, Skylight Gallery, New YorkOut of the Box, Queens Museum, New YorkGroup Show, River Bank Gallery, New York2000  The Magic City, Brent Sikkema, New York1999Rush Arts Gallery, New York1998 In Coming, Art & Architecture Gallery, New HavenFusions, Imarisha Gallery, Brooklyn1997 Life's Little Necessities, Johannesburg Biennale, The Castle, Cape Town1996One Voice, 7th Gallery, Cooper Union, New York Awards 2010 “Artist of the Year,” Berlin2008    The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, New YorkCooper Union Urban Visionaries Awards, Emerging Talent Award, New York2007 The Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Award New York2006 Cooper Union President's Citation in Art, New York2005  Steep Rock Residency, Washington2004  Art Pace Residency, San AntonioThe Chrysalis Award, The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporic Arts,New York2003  Studio Museum In Harlem Artist In Residence, New YorkCooper Union Artist Residency, New York2001 Jamaica Center for the Arts Fellowship, Queens2000 Fannie B. Pardee Fellowship, New Haven1998  Masters of Fine Art Fellowship, Sculpture Department, Yale University, New Haven1994  Richard Leakey Merit Award, Nairobi