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Draw@MOCA: Masud Olufani
Threading through Memory
Threading through Memory is a workshop based project which will explore the ways in which materials can evoke personal and collective memory. Through the use of disparate objects and materials coupled with a variety of image making techniques—collage; drawing; graphite rubbing; etc.—participants will examine how the mind draws connections between what we see and our lived experiences. The workshop will include a brief memory meditation and a tour of Masud Olufani’s exhibition Poetics of the Disembodied.
Masud Ashley Olufani (MAO) is an Atlanta based actor and mixed media artist whose studio practice is rooted in the discipline of sculpture. He is a graduate of Arts High School in Newark, N.J., Morehouse College and The Savannah College of Art and Design where he earned an M.F.A. in sculpture in 2012. Masud has exhibited his work in group and solo shows in Atlanta, Georgia; New Orleans; Louisiana; Chicago, Illinois; Richmond, Virginia; Lacoste, France; and Hong Kong, China. The artist has completed residencies at The Hambidge Center for Arts and Sciences in Rabun, GA.; and Creative Currents in Portobello, Panama. He is a recipient of a 2015 Idea Capital Grant; a Southwest Airlines Art and Social Engagement grant, a recipient of 2015-16’ MOCA GA Working Artist Project Grant, and is a current member of the 2014-15’ class of the Walthall Fellows. He has appeared in numerous television shows including Being Mary Jane, Devious Maids, Satisfaction, and, Nashville.