Denis Mwaura is a writer, educator, and visual artist whose research-based works interrogate the dualities of race and ethnicity. Through an interdisciplinary approach of working with photography, painting, collage, video, and text, their works explore phenomenology, geography, and the ontology of Blackness between Africa and the Black Atlantic. Mwaura teaches studio art courses at Phillips Academy while working as a Museum Education Assistant at the Addison Gallery of American Art. Their critical writings in visual culture have been featured on the Boston Art Review, and Africanah


Plymouth State University, Plymouth NH
2017. B.S. Art Education (K-12), Minor in Art History. Summa Cum Laude

2018 Denis Mwaura: Being and Becoming. Collins Gallery, Plymouth State University
2018 Student Juried Exhibition, Best Independent Work. Museum of The White Mountains, Plymouth, NH
2017 Forecasting: Climate Change and Water Impact. Lamson Library
2017 Student Juried Exhibition. Museum of The White Mountains, Plymouth, NH
2016 Liminalities: Concerning Identity/ies. Collins Gallery, Plymouth State University

Plymouth State University
2018 Bachelor of Science in Art Education Award
2018 Rainbow Award 
2017 Harold Hyde Scholarship 
2017 Crawford and Martin Opportunities Grant
2017 Savage Educational Award
2017 Professional Administrative Technical Staff Scholarship
2015-2017 Hage Fund for Diversity and International Initiatives
2017 TRIO Grant
2016 Campus Community Leadership Scholarship
2016 Roberta T. Bartlett Art Scholarship
2015 Art Department Scholarship
2015 Norton Bagley Scholarship