Wangechi Mutu earned her MFA at Yale University in 2000 and a BFA at Cooper Union College, New York. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany, the Wiels Museum, Brussels, Belgium; the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada; the San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art, at the Miami Art Museum, at ArtPace, San Antonio, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada, Kunsthalle Wien, Project Space Karlsplatz, Vienna, Austria, as well as Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY, and Victoria Miro Gallery, London, among others. She has participated in numerous group shows in North America and Europe. Wangechi Mutu has been awarded the Deutsche Bank’s “Artist of the Year” award, and is the recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, the Cooper Union Urban Visionaries Awards, Emerging Talent Award, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Award, and the Chrysalis Award, The Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Art, New York. In 2013, she will have a major, comprehensive museum solo exhibition at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, traveling to the Brooklyn Museum, New York, as well as solo exhibitions at the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia, and at Drexel University’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery in Philadelphia.