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Njideka Akunyili Crosby | Multi Cultural Dimensions
32-year-old mixed-media artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby creates complex, multi-layered works reflect contemporary transcultural identity. Combining drawing, painting and collage on paper, Akunyili Crosby’s large-scale figure compositions are drawn from the artist’s memories and experiences.
Akunyili was born in Nigeria, where she lived until the age of sixteen. In 1999 she moved to the United States, where she has remained since that time. Her cultural identity combines strong attachments to the country of her birth and to her adopted home. The artist populates her work with images of family and friends.