Mita Mahato is a Seattle-based cut paper, collage, and comics artist, whose work explores the transformative capacities of found and handmade papers. Using collage and paper-making techniques, she builds multivalent images and stories that center on issues related to loss—including loss of life, identity, habitat, and species. Her cut paper comic “Sea” was recognized by Cartoonists NW as 2015’s “best comic book” and a selection of her poetry comics, collectively titled In Between, is out from Pleiades Press. She is the Associate Curator of Public and Youth Programs at the Henry Art Gallery, serves on the board for the arts organization Short Run Seattle, and teaches classes with various community organizations.
To inquire about commissions, purchases, speaking engagements, teaching, and workshops for kids and adults, please email: mitamahato[at]gmail[dot]com
Photo by Allyce Andrew