Kesha Bruce's work explores the complex connections between history, personal mythology, and magical-spiritual belief in the African diaspora.
Born and raised in Iowa, she completed a BFA from the University of Iowa before earning an MFA in painting from Hunter College in New York City.
Kesha Bruce has been awarded fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), The Vermont Studio Center, The CAMAC Foundation, and received a Puffin Foundation Grant for her work with Artist’s Books.
Her work is included in the collections of The Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture,The Amistad Center for Art and Culture, The University of Iowa Women's Center, The En Foco Photography Collection, and MOMA's Franklin Furnace Artist Book Collection.
In addition to her studio work, Kesha Bruce is an independent curator and founding Director of Baang + Burne Contemporary Art in New York City. She lives and works in the US and France.