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apexart :: New York City Fellow :: Lillian Barongo Ayieng'a
Fellowship Program

Fellowship Talk with apexart Executive Director Steven Rand and Margaret Ewing Director of Programs, February 3, 2018
Name: Lillian Barongo Ayieng'a
Visiting From: Nairobi, Kenya  
Dates of Fellowship: January 4 - February 3, 2018  
Recommended by: Anthony Ngondo
Professor of Fine Art and Design, Kenyatta University
Lillian Barongo Ayieng'a was born and raised in Kenya. She studied BA and MA (Fine Arts) at the Department of Fine Art and Design, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. Lillian is currently teaching art subjects at Multimedia and Rongo University, Kenya. She is also a practicing ceramic artist who enjoys working with clay and has done a comprehensive investigation on glaze formulation using Kenyan rocks and soils, resulting to a book entitled Natural glazes of the Great Rift Valley. She is a member of International Society for Ceramic Art Education Exchange (ISCAEE) which provides an international platform for education and cultural exchange through exhibitions, conferences and symposiums. Lillian is also a beneficiary of the creative entrepreneurship program by the GoDown Art Centre, Nairobi, and is actively involved in mentoring other ceramic artists in her country.

apexart’s program supporters past and present include the National Endowment for the Arts, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Kettering Family Foundation, the Buhl Foundation, The Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Spencer Brownstone, the Kenneth A. Cowin Foundation, Epstein Teicher Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., William Talbott Hillman Foundation/Affirmation Arts Fund, the Fifth Floor Foundation, the Consulate General of Israel in New York, The Puffin Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and administered by LMCC, funds from NYSCA Electronic Media/Film in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund, with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, as well as the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.
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