Senga Nengudi was born in Chicago in 1943. She studied art and dance at California State University, Los Angeles, from 1966 to 1971. Recent solo exhibitions have taken place at Galleries of Contemporary Art at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs (2015), Lévy Gorvy in New York (2015), Warehouse Gallery at Syracuse University (2012), and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia (2007). Recent group exhibitions include: Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Grey Art Gallery at New York University, Studio Museum in New York, and Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (2012–15); Blues for Smoke at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (2012–13); Now Dig This!: Art and Black Los Angeles, 1960–1980 at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, MoMA PS1 in New York, and Williams College Museum of Art in Williamstown, Massachusetts (2011–12); Under the Big Black Sun at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2011); and Los Angeles Goes Live: Performance Art in Southern California, 1970–1983 at the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (2011). Nengudi’s work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum in New York, Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Hammer Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Studio Museum, and Whitney Museum of American Art. Nengudi lives and works in Colorado Springs.