Yvonne Osei

Yvonne Osei is a Ghanaian artist living in the United States. Her transnational practice explores the topics of beauty and colorism, the politics of clothing, and how global trade and colonialism impact post-colonial West African & Western cultures.

As a Visiting Artist Scholar, Osei has been invited to Pentecost University in Accra, Ghana, Sterling College in Kansas, Indiana University Bloomington and TEDxGatewayArch in St. Louis. She led a Scientist-Artist Collaborative titled “Fashion and the Brain” through the Missouri Institute of Mental Health at University of Missouri in St. Louis.

Osei is the 2016–17 Romare Bearden Graduate Minority Fellow at the Saint Louis Art Museum and the inaugural Curator-In-Residence for the Millstone Gallery at the Center of Creative Arts. Her solo exhibitions “Who Discovers the Discoverer?” and “Sea to Shining Sea” were recently on view at the Bruno David Gallery, where she is represented.

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