Mequitta Ahuja

Mequitta Ahuja, who holds an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, lives and works in Baltimore. Her paintings have appeared in solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago; the Lawndale Art Center in Houston; Arthouse in Austin; Galerie Nathalie Obadia in Paris; and BravinLee Programs in New York. Ahuja has also exhibited work at the Bakersfield Museum of Art in California; the Brooklyn Museum; the Museum of Fine Arts Houston; the Ulrich Museum in Wichita, Kansas; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, among others.

Art

Automythography

If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched  into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.                                                                     —Audre Lorde In Mequitta Ahuja’s self-portrait In Back Garden: Green Carpet, the painted figure is centered, filling most of the frame. Naked, her back toward the viewer, she has her face turned over her shoulder to […]

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