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Mahari Chabwera is a womanist, artist, curator, and founding director of Studio House Baltimore. Mahari holds a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. She currently works between Virginia and Maryland, developing Studio House, an artist-sustained residency that brings together a rotating group of creatives devoted to emergence and mutual upliftment.

Mahari received The Visual Arts Center 2020 Emerging Artist Award, is the 2019 - 2020 VMFA Professional Fellowship recipient, and uses her resources to advance Salt Eaters, a fellowship she founded to assist Black Women artists in their creative work, research and restoration. 

Mahari has participated in several national exhibitions at galleries and museums like the Virginia MOCA, Hilyer Gallery in DC, MLK Library in DC, and Iridian Gallery in Richmond. Additionally, Mahari's curated several exhibitions of her own, such as Salt Eaters, 2022, Primordial Emanations, 2020, and In Search of our Mothers’ Gardens, 2019. Her work has been acquired by the Armand-Paul Family Collection, The CAN Foundation, and Capital One. She’s been featured in publications like New American Paintings, Corner Office, and Sukeban Magazine in Japan. 

Mahari is currently working on a series of 8, large scale tapestry paintings.



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