She is the Founder of Kianga Ellis Projects, an exhibition program of solo presentations by emerging artists and mid-career international artists at the vanguard of contemporary art practice.
Ms. Kianga is a frequent speaker on the topic of digital communications and social media for the arts, including annually for the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program at The Bronx Museum of the Arts.
Passionate about philanthropy, Ms. Kianga encourages arts patronage through active sharing of images, news and art world commentary on numerous digital media platforms. She further supports the arts by serving on the Board of Arts Mid-Hudson (formerly The Dutchess County Arts Council) and is a member of American Federation of Arts and the Performa Visionaries.
A graduate of The Yale Law School, Ms. Kianga began her professional life as a derivatives specialist at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP and in-house counsel at Goldman, Sachs & Co. She incorporated Avail Art, L.L.C. in 2005 as a vehicle for consulting work in the arts. Today, Avail Art is also a visa sponsor for international artists and Ms. Kianga practices business immigration law at Zawadzka Law Group PLLC primarily assisting individuals in obtaining the O-1 nonimmigrant work visa for extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics.
Ms. Kianga and her work have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Japan Times, The Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, American Art Collector, The Village Voice, TimeOut New York, Blouin ArtInfo, the Santa Fe Reporter, art:21 blog, ARTFILE Magazine, ANIMAL New York and the ABA Journal.