Mira Gandy is a New York based visual artist whose paintings, collages, 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’s 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. She won the 2016 Marcus Garvey Park Alliance Award for her light pole Installation Up, Up, Up, You All Mighty Race made of 1,916 synthetic braids which was displayed in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem, NY.
Gandy’s work has been shown in numerous exhibitions and galleries including: Flux Fair Public Art Projects, Harlem, New York; Rio III Gallery, Harlem, New York, Dwyer Cultural Center, Harlem, New York; La Maison d’art Gallery, Harlem, New York; Knox Gallery, Harlem, New York; Advocate & Gochis Galleries, Los Angeles, CA; The Fisher Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; William Grant Still Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA. She has been featured on WABC -TV’s Here and Now, on NY1, Sirius XM Radio and her work is owned by actors Sam and Latanya Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, playwright David Mamet, actress/singer Audra McDonald, singer/songwriter Valerie Simpson and costume designer Emilio Sosa among others.