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Brenton Zola is a first-generation American artist, researcher and writer. Defying the conventions of genre, he explores mediums from photography and film to performance and installation.

Informed by travel to 70 nations and a by lineage of African spiritual leaders, Zola’s work examines themes of myth, spirit, sanctity and community. His work has been featured at the Norman Rockwell Museum, United Nations, Denver Art Museum and many other worldwide institutions.

His narrative work has appeared in Newsweek, LA Times, American Theater, PBS and WBUR Boston, among others.

Zola currently serves as a fellow in the School of the Arts & Architecture at UCLA