Meleko Mokgosi (b. 1981, Francistown, Botswana) received a BA from Williams College in 2007 and participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study program that same year. He received an MFA from UCLA, participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Studio Program, and was an artist in residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including the Botswana National Gallery, The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture Center, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art. His work is included in public collections such as the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; the Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art for Rollins College, Winter Park, FL; and the Colby Museum of Art in Waterville, ME. In spring 2017, Mokgosi had solo exhibitions at the Williams College Museum of Art, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, and The University of Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery. He is currently represented by Jack Shainman Gallery in New York.