Mosi Kamau: The Sublime Strength of African American Culture at HWLC

The Sublime Strength of African American Culture, an African American History Month art exhibit by artist Mosi Kamau, is on display February 18 to March 18 at Harold Washington Library Center in the 8th floor flat wood cases.

The exhibit includes two works, "Zebra-corn/DONR (Door of No Return)" and "Never Forget Our Ancestors." Both works are juxtaposition drawings that explore the themes of African history, the American dream and the African American experience.

Artist Biography

Mosi Kamau holds a bachelor of fine arts from the University of Minnesota and a master of fine arts from Florida State University, both in sculpture. Since graduating from art school, his work has evolved from fashioning sculpture with a painterly sensibility to creating flat works that evoke multiple dimensions. He won an international exchange scholarship to study African art in Nigeria as an undergraduate. Kamau has earned graduate credits in Africalogy from Temple University.

A good portion of Kamau's professional life has been spent traveling, studying, teaching and making art in states along the East Coast—Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia. He now resides in his birth city, Chicago.