Masela Nkolo is a multidisciplinary artist who resides in Atlanta. He was born in Kinshasa, Congo where he graduated in fine arts with an emphasis in large-scale sculpture from the academy of fine arts. After failing his first year in art college in the course of sculpting allowed him to confront his identity as a Congolese and to reap the benefits of his heritage. Afterwards, Masela quickly joined his friends in an art movement in the streets of Kinshasa. Together they called their movement “Neo-Ngongism.” They started out exhibiting in the streets with the goal of awakening the consciences of the population through the arts. His work has previously been exhibited on display at various galleries such as Johnson Lowe gallery, Moca, GA; the Mint Museum, NC and Artfields, SC. In 2022 Masela was awarded a juror’s choice at MOCA GA in the biennial. Most recently he received distinguished awards such as the Artfields category award solo Exhibition.

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