Dodd Galleries Artist-in-Residence, Mequitta Ahuja, presents "Automythography," an exhibition of recent paintings. The title is a term Auja uses to describe her practice and derives from Audre Lorde’s 1982 book Zami: A New Spelling of My Name, in which Lorde introduces the term ‘biomythography’ to describe the woven nature of myth, cultural history, and the notion of telling one’s story. ‘Automythography’ encourages a new way of being in the world, “a strategy I use to counter limiting frameworks,” the artist explains. “It is the expansive and inclusive process of self-construction and self-representation, a creative form in which I gain and enact my agency.”
Ahuja has exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at the Theirry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY; The National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentoville, AR. Her work is in several collections including the Saatchi Gallery, London, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. Ahuja lives and works in Baltimore, Md.