About: Abi Mustapha is a Sierra Leonean-American artist. Her work is primarily focused on large scale portraiture and illustration inspired by examining the beauty of cross cultural diversity. Her art examines the complexity of expression and identity through the creative process; drawing many small details on a large scale. Graphite, charcoal, and oil paint on paper, are her preferred mediums.
Abi has been showing work in the bay area since 2013. Her work has been exhibited in several galleries and museums in the Midwest and Bay Area including the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, The Richmond art center, and Joyce Gordon Gallery.
Born in Indiana she is also a graduate of Indiana University earning a BA in Political Science with an emphasis in sustainability. Outside of the studio Abi is an avid traveler and dog mom. She was the 2020 Santa Cruz Museum or Art and History artist in residence.
“Dressed in the times.” Large scale 47.5” x 63.5” A new piece started during my residency @santacruzmah.
For available work or commissions please contact at Emustapha02@gmail.com or @abimustapha on instagram.