About: Mianta McKnight is a self-taught artist from San Francisco, who is spreading her wings and sharing the world through her lens. She finds art healing, and there are various forms of creative expression that she embodies. She creates visual pieces that are original work inspired by what she sees. The artwork has allowed Mianta to capture creativity visually and has been a new form of communication when words can’t quite express. She also has giclee canvas artwork, t-shirts, buttons, stickers, magnets, and mugs for sale. Her medium is a pencil, acrylic paint, and airbrush.
Creative expression is a part of who Mianta is. She also has experience in painting murals, and participated in the execution of the Bay Place WholeFoods mural in Oakland CA, and has worked closely with the Bay Area Mural Program (BAMP) also located in Oakland, CA. Mianta does commission artwork, logo design, and website designing. Mianta has been in the Art of Living Black Exhibition 2019, is participating in the 2020 Black Woman Is God Exhibition (BWIG), and has been a vendor at countless Bay Area event venues, such as the Art and Soul Festival, Fam Bam, Sip and Swirl, Black Vines Wine event, Lake Merritt, and the Black Joy Parade to name a few.
Mianta also is a professional dancer who finds freedom through movement and performs with the Daktari Dance Medicine Collective as well as has her own business as a dancer called Movement Mami. She is a choreographer and is trained in samba, belly dance, swing dancing, west African, Haitian, and HipHop genres. She also has a background in classical ballet, tap dance, and jazz. She has danced in parades Carnaval, SF Pride and performed at the Black Joy Parade, Oakland Dance Festival, The Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive (BAPFA) 50th Anniversary for the Association of Black Psychology (AbPsi) and has been dancing for 40 years.
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