I’m Mahari Chabwera, an artist, writer, curator and founding director of Studio House in Baltimore. I live and work between Maryland and Virginia, researching practices of liberation, spiritual teachings, myths, and Black Women's wisdom traditions.
I earned my BFA in painting and printmaking from VCU in 2017. In 2019 I was awarded the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship, and used part of the funds to support my first major curatorial project, In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens, We Made Armor. Ricky Weaver was looking for support after that show, encouraging me to create Salt Eaters, a fellowship assisting Black Women in their creative work and restoration.