Laimah Osman

Laimah Osman is an artist, designer, and educator whose artistic production takes the form of drawings, prints, and artist’s books. Her work has been displayed in numerous exhibitions and is archived in various libraries. She has been awarded residencies at The Lower East Side Printshop, Kala Art Institute, and Women’s Studio Workshop, as well as grants from Brooklyn Arts Council and Jerome Foundation. Currently, she teaches and makes prints and art books with poets. She earned a BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University (1998) and an MFA from Pratt Institute (2010).

During her stay at Camargo, Laimah Osman is working on two series of hybrid prints called the "Gaze Series" and "Letters to Sisters." She uses drawing, poetry, and printmaking to tell the stories that are true to her. In the "Gaze Series," she describes hard incidents that she has been experiencing in the past few years. The act of looking at the violence, writing about it, and making art, gives her back her power. "Letters to Sisters" is a tribute to her sisters. She wants to encourage her sisters to keep going, to be their authentic selves, and not to give up.