Born in 1987 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, California, and San Francisco, California, USA
Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle is an interdisciplinary visual artist, writer, and performer creating conversations about the complexities of history and power. In her work, Hinkle interrupts, re-mixes, and re-imagines the present and the past, paying particular attention to collective encounters with the black female body. By examining its relationship to the exotic, Hinkle deconstructs colonialist practices and the ways in which they permeate contemporary society.
Hinkle recently returned from a Fulbright Fellowship in Lagos, Nigeria and is a 2016 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist grant recipient. This autumn 2016, her work is exhibited in a solo exhibition at the Moss Art Center at Virginia Tech University. Hinkle’s work has also been shown at The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami; MOAD, San Francisco; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Community Folk Art Center, Syracuse; Museum of Art of University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire; Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, Kentucky; and Clark Humanities Museum, Scripps College, California.