Ashanté Kindle originally from Clarksville, TN., received her BFA from Austin Peay State University (2019) and MFA from The University of Connecticut (2022). Most known for her abstract sculptural wave paintings, her work is grounded in the textures and science of Black hair as she searches for its presence in nature, sound, history and found objects. Repeated gestures over time manifest as abstracted waveforms and become an act of labor that engages her body and emotions. Moved by a longing to tap into generational memories and joy, she creates with a desire to celebrate the history and beauty of Blackness. She has exhibited her work nationally with several galleries and institutions, with recent solo exhibitions at Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville, Tenn. and The University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn. She has a forthcoming two-person exhibition at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens in September 2022 and a solo exhibition at Belmont University in March 2023.