Jackie Karuti was born in Nairobi, Kenya. She works predominantly in the medium of drawing and painting but with her gradual embrace of new media, she has incorporated a conceptual and experimental approach to her work. Her work’s main focus explores themes of death, identity and urban culture using installation art as well as video and still performances. Jackie has exhibited and participated in workshops and residencies in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda and the USA. She has also collaborated with other artists in various film, photography and academic projects. Her studio is based at Kuona Trust, Nairobi.