Agnes Harry Mills
Agnes Harry Mills is a Ghanaian who was born in Nigeria. She moved to Ghana in July 2010 and completed High School at Holy Child School, Cape Coast in May 2013. She obtained her first degree from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in July 2017, in B.A Industrial Art with specialization in Metals. After graduating with honors, KNUST offered her a year-long Teaching Assistantship for the 2017/2018 academic year with the Department of Industrial Art, Metals Section, where she assisted in both studio and theoretical coursework.
As an artist, Agnes is influenced by nature (especially colors) as well as the experiences she gained from her stay in both Nigeria and Ghana. By incorporating culture with personal experiences through the use of different metal working techniques, she produces works that reflect the beauty within. This is what has inspired her to explore body accessories as a tool for self-expression. As someone who truly values culture, she loves to incorporate features of the ‘Akuaba Doll’ and ‘Adinkra’ symbols of Ghana, as well as features from nature and current trends in her work. This unique mixture gives her work the perfect mix of both contemporary and traditional elements.
As an open-minded creative person who is enthusiastic about growing as a holistic artist, Agnes is fascinated by the possibilities in mixed media, and as such does not limit her skills to metals alone. She also makes beaded works and has an Instagram page, where she displays them (@ibelieve_concepts)