Photo Courtesy of Katherine Spencer Carey, 2015

Biography

Abbie Kundishora was born and raised in England. She moved to America in 2011 and now lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

Abbie obtained her B.A. in International Development and African History at SOAS, University of London. In 2008 she took a year to live and work in Kenya - a period of time that has proven invaluable to her. In Kenya, Abbie witnessed art being used to empower marginalized groups of people and she developed a strong belief in using art as a tool to inspire positive change in individuals, engage communities, and affect social constructs. She became devoted to finding ways of engaging communities in artistic expression in the places she makes her home. After moving to Connecticut, Abbie explored her interest in dementia care and engaging the elderly in creative projects. She developed skills directing and teaching art classes at Orchard House, Adult Medical Day Center in Branford CT from the years of 2012-2015.

In 2015 Abbie obtained a Post Baccalaureate in Painting and intensive training in Sculpture from Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts.

She now works as an independent artist out of her own rented studio space and as Conservation Assistant at the Yale Center for British Art. In 2018 she joined the Board of Directors at Cities of Peace, exercising her passion for international relations and peace building through visual art.