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In the Making: Zainab Sumu

Zainab Sumu

Thursday, February 17, 2021 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm ET
Live streamed from Zainab's studio in Cambridge, MA
Free event

Join us in the Cambridge, Massachusetts studio of artist and entrepreneur Zainab Sumu as we explore her multi-disciplinary practice which includes fashion, sculpture, drawing, and painting.

A native of Sierra Leone, Zainab studied in the United Kingdom and France before moving to the U.S. to study fashion design and fiber arts at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design. She parlayed her background in high-end fashion into founding her brand, Zainab Sumu Primitive Modern, in 2015.

More recently, Zainab has expanded her studio to share her other work such as painting and sculpture-inspired by the cultural touchstone of her home country, and designed for the globally-minded who share a love for Africa's rich visual and cultural heritage.

Zainab's work is currently on view at The Quin House in Boston.


This conversation is part of In the Making, a public programs series where we connect with a range of new voices, fields, and perspectives. Learn more about In the Making, and view a full list of participants, at the series homepage here.