Art & Art History
Voices: Senga Nengundi
Gallery 400 Lecture Room
400 South Peoria Street
Senga Nengundi (born 1943) is interested in the visual arts, dance, body mechanics, and matters of the spirit. She has always used a variety of natural (sand, dirt, rocks, seed pods) and unconventional (panty hose, found objects, masking tape) materials to fashion her works, utilizing these materials as a jazz musician utilizes notes and sounds to improvise a composition. The thrust of her art is to share common experiences in abstractions that hit the senses and center, often welcoming the viewer to become a participant.
She has held solo exhibitions at Thomas Erben Gallery, New York City; Just Above Midtown Gallery, New York; Woods Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; as well as numerous group shows. Nengundi received a BA and an MA in sculpture from California State University, Los Angeles.