Winners of the Exponent Art Scholarship: Gifty Annan-Mensah
Last year, Exponent started an annual art scholarship for Mormon women of color. The goal of the scholarship continues to be to amplify the voices of LDS women artists of color by lending needed support for them to be able to continue to develop their art.
Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing the work and words of some of the recipients of that scholarship. These extraordinary women have the ability to seismically change the artistic language of the Church: imagine Come Follow Me manuals, Church members’ homes or Church building hallways full of their work. We’re grateful that they shared it with this community and look forward to announcing this year’s scholarship very soon. If you’d like to contribute to the fund for this year’s scholarship, please contact exponentiieditor AT gmail DOT com.
As an International Artist and educator born in the country of Ghana in West Africa, my main unique focus in art is using Doodles, Zentangles and Mandalas to create phenomenal pieces of art applying them in mediums such as Canvas, prints for interior decor, Acrylic and Metal Prints.
My works tend to run in abstract and semi-abstract designs, I bring African stories into colorful perspective by featuring the African woman in dance, African faces in culture, animals, totems symbols, African textiles suitable for textile and prints all in the African inspired art vein.
When I dream, I see curated solo exhibits of my works in Galleries all over the USA and internationally, mounted exhibits in hospital atriums and public libraries bringing the colorful stories of Africa into major perspective, making my works part of a collective of talented artists whose beautiful stories in art have to be told.