Mira Gandy is a visual artist whose paintings, collages, videos and installations examine issues related to women, identity, beauty, race, history and their intersection in media and culture. Gandy studied at the American University in Paris, France, and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Southern California Roski School of Art and Design, where a Black Alumni Scholarship was created in her honor.
Gandy has over 20 years of teaching experience in personal art instruction with youth and adults of all ages and is the recipient of the 2012 National Action Network Woman of Excellence Award for her advancement of women and children in the community. The artist founded The Gandy Art House organization to provide creative opportunities for youth, families, and the LGBTQ+ community to engage in visual, performance, and healing arts projects.
Gandy’s work has been shown in numerous exhibitions and galleries, including The Female and Non-Binary Gaze, The Carr Center Contemporay, Detroit, Mi, Residency Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA;Windows on Amsterdam Gallery, City College Center for the Arts, New York, NY; Arsenal Gallery, New York, NY; Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, New York;Flux Fair Public Art Projects, New York, NY; Dwyer Cultural Center, New York, NY; Advocate & Gochis Galleries, Los Angeles, CA; The Fisher Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; William Grant Still Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA.In addition she has penned over 20 articles on contemporary artists of color for the New York Beacon Newspaper and has been featured on WABC -TV’s Here and Now, on NY1 and Sirius XM Radio.