Ahavani Mullen is a visual artist working in a variety of media - constructing paintings and sculptures that have evolved from silence. Rooted in a contemplative journey that spans over two decades, her work navigates a space between the seen and the unseen. Ahavani has been awarded fellowships at the Macedonia Institute and the Vermont Studio Center. She is honored by having received awards for her work from James Rondeau, Director of the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as grants from 3Arts, Chicago Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council. Recent solo exhibitions in Illinois include those at Gallery 1871, Olivet Nazarene University, South Suburban College, and One River School of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums nationally and internationally, and is included in numerous private and public collections. She is represented by Gallery 1871 in Chicago and Circa Gallery in Minneapolis. Born in Minneapolis, MN, she received a B.A. from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. Ahavani is currently based in Chicago.