Ahavani Mullen is a visual artist who works in a variety of media, producing works that use color and light as a means of evoking contemplation and reverence. Her most recent solo exhibitions were at South Suburban College and Morpho Gallery, and she has an upcoming solo exhibition at Olivet Nazarene University in October 2016. She received an award for her work from James Rondeau, Director of the Art Institute of Chicago at the Art in Motion exhibition at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She is a recipient of numerous other awards including a 2015 3Arts Artist Project Award, a 2014 grant from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and a 2012 grant from the Illinois Arts Council. Her work was selected by Carl Belz, Director Emeritus of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, for inclusion in Studio Visit magazine. She is represented by CIRCA Gallery in Minneapolis, and Chicago Art Source Gallery. Her work is held in numerous private collections, and has been shown in galleries and museums internationally, including the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. Born in Minneapolis, MN, she received a B.A. from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN in 1996. Ahavani lives in Chicago, where she works and teaches out of her studio in East Garfield Park.
Her work can be viewed at ahavani.com
For an interview with FUSEDChicago, click here