N. Masani Landfair Canton, GA / Chicago, IL.
N. Masani Landfair – Artist Statement and Bio.
N. Masani Landfair looks to take materials considered undesirable and redefine the worth and the meaning already contained within them. She uses traditional collage and assemblage to create abstract social commentary, dream landscapes and spaces consciously and subconsciously she deals with every day.
N. Masani Landfair grew up in the heavily industrial community of South Chicago which contrasted constantly with the teachings and ways of her Southern Grandparents. They lived uninterrupted with much of the southern culture from their transition through the Great Migration. These influences shaped her views of beauty and worth in the simple to complex dilapidations.
N. Masani Landfair has shown at Museum of Science Industry’s Black Creativity (first place winner), Zhou B. Art Center, 33 Contemporary Gallery, Prizm Art Fair, Global Art Project in Italy, Mexico, Prizm Art Fair, and the San Francisco International Arts Festival. N. Masani Landfair lives in Northern Georgia.
N. Masani Landfair (b. 1970, US)
2014 Resident of the Bronzeville Artist Lofts Chicago, Il.
2013-2014 Artist in Residence, Sacred Keepers Sustainability Lab, NFP, Chicago, Il.
2023 “post hip hop? or return of the boom bap!” Sikkema Jenkins New York, New York
2022 “Vernacular A La Mode” Prizm Art Fair Miami, Florida
2022 “and/or/existence” Cindy Rucker Gallery New York, New York
2022 “stand up next 2 a mountain: portals y paisajes” Emerson Dorsch Miami, Florida
2022 “This Too Shall Pass” Ralph Arnold Gallery Chicago, Illinois
2021 “Points of Contact” Prizm Art Fair, Miami, Florida
2021 “Allegories, Renditions, and a Small Nation of Women” Yale Divinity School New Haven, CT
2021 Kinship: Belonging to a world of Relations” Center for Humans and Nature, NFP Online Exhibition
2021 “Third Coast Disrupted: Artist & Scientists on Climate”, Brushwood Center Riverwoods, IL
2021 Greenwood Art Project Poster Project Tulsa,Oklahoma
2020 A.I.M. Biennial Miami, Florida.
2020 NOIR NOIR: Meditations on African Cinema and its influence on Visual art. Prizm Art Fair, Miami, Florida.
2020 “Third Coast Disrupted: Artist and Scientists on Climate, The Ex.Change Project, Glass Curtin Gallery of
Columbia College Chicago, IL.
2020 “Isolation” Fermata 3 by 3 at Miyako Yoshinaga Online exhibition New York, NewYork. 2019 “Love in the Time of Hysteria” Prizm Art Fair, Miami, Florida.
2019-2020 “Third Coast Disrupted: Artist and Scientists on Climate, The Ex.Change Project, Chicago, IL.
2019 “All Together Now” Inaugural Group Exhibition, Atlanta, GA
2019 “GAP VII” Global Art Project, Group Exhibition, Dakar, Senegal
2018 “Transceivers” Prizm Art Fair, Miami, Florida.
2018 “8×8” Self Portrait Exhibition, 33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, Il.
2018 “Visual Strategies Exhibition : Global Art Project, ClearWater Artist Studios Concord N.C.
2018 “Imagining Post Capitalism” ProArts Oakland. Oakland, Ca.
2018 “the past is more infinite than the future” Under the Bridge Art Space Miami, Florida.
2017 “Chicago 9” Prizm Art Fair, Miami, Florida.
2017 “Post 11/9. The New Now” Group Show. Connect Gallery. Chicago, Il.
2017 “Sketch Book” Group Exhibition, 33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, Il.
2017 “Layered” Group Exhibition Tracing How Art is Made. 33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, Il.
2016 “100 year anniversary of DADA” Global Art Project, San Francisco International Arts Festival. Ca.
2015 “GAP III” GLOBAL ART PROJECT: ( workshops and exhibitions) Group show Lecce, Italy
2015 “Aesthetics of Wellness” Woman Made Gallery Chicago, Il.
2015 “Art from Excess” Miller Beach Arts & Creative District Miller Beach, In,
2015 “Museum of Science and Industry’s Black Creativity Juried Exhibition Chicago, Il.
2014 “Herradura Tequila Barrel Art Collection” Group show Finalist Chicago, Il.
2014 “Curator’s Choice: 10th Annual National Self Portrait Exhibition”, Zhou B Art Center Chicago, Il.
2014 Bronzeville Artist Lofts Incubator Group Show, Chicago, Il.
2014 Samantha Hill’s “Sweat Tea Party” Featured Artist, Part of “RISK”. Chicago, Il.
2013 “Boundless Shores” South Shore Cultural Center, Chicago,Il.
2013 “End of Plastic” Solo Show Shacks and Shanties, Chicago, Il.
2013 “copy.right? The art of appropriation” 33 Contemporary Gallery Chicago, Il.
2012-2014 “KneeJerk” Global Art Project Collage postcard exchange, San Francisco, CA.
2012 “100 canvases for things that matter” SilverRoom Chicago, Il.
2012 “facemask” 8th National Self-Portrait Exhibition Zhou B Art Center Chicago, Il.
2012 “Chicago 12 at the Garfield Park Conservatory” Garfield Park Conservatory Chicago, Il.
2012 “Chicago 12” 12 artist mobilizing the Earth, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, Il.
2011 “Surfacing” Solo Show South Side Community Art Center, Chicago, Il.
2005 “Women of the African Diaspora” Group Exhibition. Woman Made Gallery Chicago,Il.
2001 Museum of Science and Industry Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition Chicago,IL.
2000 Amtrak Union Station, Solo Exhibition for Gwendolyn Brooks Reading. Chicago, Il.
2021 Live from the studio virtual Collage Workshop w/ North Carolina Museum of Art
2013 – 2015 Youth Art Classes at Sacred Keepers Sustainability Lab
2012 After School Sustainable Art Programs, Wisewaters Arts.
2006 Walk Wireless Growing the Youth of Englewood Art Classes.
2005 Apostolic Church of God Young Sisters for Christ Girl Scouts Art Classes
1998 ARCHI-TREASURES, Art Supervisor Chicago,Il.
The Black Collagists: The Book (Winter 2021)
Abstractions Magazine Issue 001 (Spring 2021) pgs 161, 167, & 171
Pop Up Magazine “Field Guide” Issue Summer 2021, Commissioned work
Anarchist Review of Books Summer 2021 Cover and Pg 8
Glass Curtain Catalog “Third Coast Disrupted: Artist & Scientists on Climate” Pg 34-39
The Anarchist Review of Books. “catch 22 II” 2020 featured pg 6
Gomez, Sergio “LAYERED” An Interactive Exhibition Tracing How Art Is Made. Jan 11, 2017 pg. 2
Gomez, Sergio: FACEMASK. 8th Annual Self Portrait Exhibition Exploring the Other Behind Our Social Media Face Jul 11, 2012 pg. 55
Gomez, Sergio: Chicago’s Twelve 12 Artists Mobilizing the Earth May 3, 2012 pgs. 42-49
Hillegas, Laura Brooke: Art Centered, “Certified Organic and/or Artificially Flavored – Chicago’s Twelve: 12 Artists Mobilizing The Earth”, Published by Zhou B Art Center, pgs. 6-11, June 15, 2012.
Stevens, Mike Hyde Park Herald “Black artist featured in new MSI exhibit, January 21, 2004
Reed-Scott, Beverly Chicago Defender “Going North”, Jan. 25, 2001
Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
Works held in private collections in Canada, the United States, and Europe
2018 “AL(L)TER CURRENTS” Group Exhibition. Alena Museum, Oakland, CA.
2013 “No Away To Throw To” Shacks and Shanties at Sacred Keepers, Chicago, Il.
2013 Shacks & Shanties co-curator with Faheem Majeed at Sacred Keepers, Chicago, Il.
2020 The Judith Alexander Foundation Relief Fund for Georgia Visual Artist
2004 First Place Winner Museum of Science and Industry Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition. Chicago,Il.
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