Profile: Ayanna Jolivet McCloud (1978-)

Ayanna Jolivet McCloud is a visual and performance artist, writer, and educator from Houston, Texas. She is known for her minimalist aesthetic and multimedia sound performances.

Early life and education

McCloud grew up in Houston.She received a BA in visual and critical studies from the Art Institute of Chicago. Although she trained as a painter, McCloud evolved her art practice into multimedia work combining sound, text, and performance.

For over fifteen years, McCloud worked in non-profit administration at various arts organizations around the United States. She currently works as the director of education & public programs at Houston Botanic Garden.

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