Anya Paintsil

Anya Paintsil

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Based in Manchester, Anya Paintsil is a Welsh and Ghanaian artist working primarily with textiles. Frequently using weaves, braids and other hair pieces (as well as her own hair), Paintsil laces debates around race and gender into the very fabric of her work. Anya Paintsil works at the intersection of textile and sculpture, engaged in practices like rug-hooking, embroidery, and tapestry-making, some of which she learned from family members. In terms of material, she frequently incorporates weaves, braids, and other hair pieces into her works. Painstil’s oeuvre—which explores topics such as the female gaze, personal relationships, and collective prejudices—are informed by the artist’s experiences growing up in North Wales in a mixed-race family.

All lectures are free, open to the public, and presented online. RSVP required. 

To register, please email with the subject RSVP PBVALS.