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Kione is a fine artist based in London. She graduated from Wimbledon College of Arts with a BA in Fine Art painting in 2017. Her Jamaican/ German/ British background informs her work strongly as a person of dual heritage who grew up in London. Throughout her art practice she explores ideas of identity, the black beauty industry and the significance of hair within it.


She works with predominantly painting, mixed media collage, and sculpture.


Alongside her art practice, she is a freelance nail artist and has worked on editorial shoots and music videos including Ray BLK's '50/50' and Skepta, D Double E and ASAP Nast's 'Ladies Hit Squad', which helped gain a loyal following due to her creative edge on fingernails as well on canvas. She sees nail art as a creative outlet which can be directly linked to her art work.


She began to paint onto clothing in late 2015 as a side project and some of her hand painted garments have since been featured in the 'Art Issue' of Suitcase magazine and on Shura’s ‘Nothing’s Real’ album cover and now also takes commissions for painted clothing.


2014 - 2017

Wimbledon College of Arts (UAL) - BA Fine Art: Painting


2012 -2014

Hampstead Fine Arts College, London



Sept 2019- ‘AKRA’- Collaborative show

Htown studio, London


Aug 2019- ‘The Hair Appointment’- Group show

Peckham Palms, London


Feb 2019- ‘CWDT’- Group show

Five Miles, Tottenham, London


June 2017- ‘The Woon prize’- Group show

Baltic 39, Newcastle upon Tyne


June 2017- Wimbledon BA degree show- Group show

Wimbledon College of arts, London


March 2017- ‘108 Nails’- Group show

Copeland gallery, Peckham, London


April 2016- ‘Highlights’- Group show

Michael Wray hair salon, London


June 2015- Wimbledon BA Year 1 show- Group show

Wimbledon College of arts, London





July 2019- Nataal magazine- COLLAGED HAIR STORY collaborative editorial commission- Collaged and creative directed ‘When Dry Style as Required’ editorial


Feb 2019- Mixpaak Records- SINGLE COVER artwork commission

Single cover artwork for Afro B, Vybz Kartel and Dre Skulls ‘Shape Nice’ single


Aug 2018- Yeezy- PUBLIC ARTWORK commission

Two public artworks painted for the launch of new Yeezy collection. Yvette’s bar, Delroy’s Barbershop, Port Antonio, Jamaica


June 2018- Savage- HEADPIECE commission

Created headpieces to be worn  in Rihanna’s ‘Savage’ underwear campaign


June 2018- My 2cents- PUBLIC ARTWORK commission

Table triptych painted for the restaurant, Pico blvd, Los Angeles


Jan 2018- Man About Town magazine 10th anniversary edition- WEARABLE ART commission- Painted wearable pieces commissioned for editorial shoot


Nov 2017- K Swiss- PUBLIC ARTWORK commission

Mural on exterior of music recording studio, Buzwaak records, Ferndale rd Brixton


Apr 2017- Jah Jah Le Tricycle- PUBLIC ARTWORK commission

Mural painted inside of restaurant, Paris, France


March 2017- Fades n Blades

Painting commissions to be hung on barbershop wall, London


July 2016- Yvette’s Bar- PUBLIC ARTWORK commission

Painted exterior of bar, Port Antonio, Jamaica


Nov 2014- Pum Pum socks- FLYER

Designed the brands launch invite artwork, London


Sept 2014- Stella McCartney- LIVE PAINTING at event

One of five artists chosen to live paint the ‘green carpet collection’ during a VIP event, London





Sept 2019- All the Pretty Birds- ONLINE PUBLICATION

Article and interview about my work and inspiration (https://www.alltheprettybirds.com/meeting-kione-grandison/)


Sept 2019- Elle magazine- ONLINE PUBLICATION


Dec 2018-Infringe magazine- IN PRINT

A collage of mine used to illustrate a panel discussion titled ‘The art and politics of Black hair’


Nov 2018- Klass of K Swiss zine- IN PRINT

Three page spread interview about my Brixton mural project and influences


March 2018- Hairs How Russia magazine- IN PRINT

Three page spread interview about my work and influences


Aug 2017- Infringe magazine online- ONLINE PUBLICATION

Interview about my work (https://www.infringe.com/kione-grandison/)


Jan 2017- The Fader online- ONLINE PUBLICATION



Oct 2016- ThandieKay.com- ONLINE PUBLICATION

Interview about myself and my work (http://thandiekay.com/2016/10/21/oyin-akande-talks-young- artist-kione-grandison)


July 2016- True Africa online- ONLINE PUBLICATION

Interview about my work and influences (http://trueafrica.co/article/this-artist-takes-inspo-from- black-barbershops-to-wangechi-mutu/)


June 2016- Born n Bred zine Issue 3- IN PRINT

Feature and interview about my work





2017 Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture prize- (Awarded 3rd place)





2017 UAL collection


2015 Taittinger collection