Kiana Zerzura Angalia
Kiana Zerzura Angalia grew up on the southern coast of Kenya, where she started to draw and write at age ten. Growing up by the Indian Ocean has greatly inspired her visual art and poetry. Kiana’s creative work explores the relationship between humans, nature and the cosmos.
She studied at RCN United World College in Norway, and fine art in Stockholm, Sweden. Kiana then pursued a bachelor’s degree in cognitive studies and creative writing in Vancouver, Canada. She is currently undertaking a masters degree in psychology. In 2018, Kiana apprenticed with the renowned artist Beth O’Donnell at her art studio in New York. There she learned encaustic wax techniques and furthered her skills in mixed-media art.
As well as visual art, Kiana writes poetry and prose and is currently working on her debut poetry book to be published in spring 2021.
Kiana Zerzura Angalia is a nomad at heart and lives between Kenya, Canada, Sweden, and New York.