Wangechi Mutu (b. 1972, Kenya) works in New York City and Nairobi. She studied at the Cooper Union and received her MFA from Yale University. She has received the United States Artist Grant (2014), the Brooklyn Museum’s Asher B. Durand Artist of the Year Award (2013), and was honored as Deutsche Guggenheim's first Artist of the Year (2010). She has had solo exhibitions at the Deutsche Guggenheim Museum in Berlin, Musée D'art Contemporain de Montréal, Staatliche Kunsthalle in Baden-Baden, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, and the Brooklyn Museum, among others.