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Njideka Akunyili Crosby ’04—Honored Artist

Njideka Akunyili Crosby ’04 received the 2016 Prix Canson award, which honors international emerging artists who work primarily in paper. The Nigerian-born, Los Angeles-based artist combines drawing, painting, and collage to explore themes of literature, identity, and race. She previously won the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s 2014 James Dicke Contemporary Art Prize, the Studio Museum in Harlem’s 2015 Wein Prize, and recognition as a 2016 leading global thinker by Foreign Policy.