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by Molly Priesmeyer
June 1, 2005
Two Sisters


Mali Kounchao is a visual artist and interactive designer. Her multi-disciplinary works explore the relationship between art, transformation, and communal healing. She serves on the national steering committee for Legacies of War, a national project established to
raise awareness of the Secret War in Laos, as well as to advocate for further U.S. support toward the removal of cluster bombs and increased aid for bomb survivors. In September, 2010, Mali will be curating Legacies of War educational arts exhibition at Intermedia Arts. Other current projects include: Displacement Series and contributor in a children’s book about herself called "Mali Under the Night Sky," by Youme Landowne -


- Bush Artist Fellowship, 2010
- Bush Artist Fellowship Finalist, 2008
- Minnesota State Arts Board, Artist Initiative Grants, 2007

"Self-portrait" used as cover art for an anthology "Feminist Waves, Feminist     Generations:  Life Stories from the Academy, 1964-2000," U of M Press 2007
- B-Girl Be: A Celebration of Women in Hop Hop
    Group show @ Intermedia Arts, 2006
- HOME House Project: The Future of Affordable Housing
    Group show @ Weisman Museum, 2006
- Heritage Park Community, permanent collection, 2005
- Minnesota State Arts Board, Cultural Collaboration Grant, 2004/05
- Franconia Sculpture Park/Jerome Fellowship, 2004
- Family Housing Fund, permanent collection, 2004
- Jerome Travel and Study Grant Program 2002/2003, 2004
- Mural Global book, 2002, Germany
- AAR Career Development Grant, 2001
- Jerome Travel and Study Grant Program, 1999/2000
- Headwaters Fund - Special Opportunity Grant, 1997

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Note: In Lao language the word "dee" means "good" and "jai" means "heart." Combined, the word "djai" means "happy" or "excited."

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