Kenturah is a multimedia visual artist who works between Los Angeles and Accra, Ghana. She applies her considerable skill and keen eye for beauty to drawings, sculptures, performance art, and textiles, creating very unique work. She creates portrait-like work, and often includes literary pieces and text in her work as a way to explore the role that language shapes the world and how we understand ourselves and one another.
Her work has been in institutional presentations in Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe. Recent exhibitions include Plumb Line: Charles White and the Contemporary, curated by Essence Harden and Leigh Raiford at the California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2019); Punch, curated by Nina Chanel Abney, at Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles, CA (2019); and Afrocosmologies: American Reflections, at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT (2019). Kenturah was commissioned by the Los Angeles Metro Rail to create large-scale, site-specific work that will be permanently installed on the new Crenshaw/LAX rail line, opening in 2020.
Follow her and her work on Instagram: @kenturah