Muzae Sesay was born in Long Beach, California and now lives and works in Oakland. A born artist, he tinkered with toys from a young age, listened to odd music, skateboarded, and generally wandered off the prescribed path. When it came time to go to college, he studied sociology at SF State, curious and hungry for knowledge, painting all the while and perfecting his precise brush strokes. He never spent a day in art school, but now is one of Oakland’s most exciting young painters. His unique perspective and technique make his paintings and drawings distinctly his own, allowing him to reference memory and refine expression with his steady and practiced hand. He continues to grow his practice to new heights and happily maintains a youthful curiosity about the world. His major public projects have included a 2018 San Francisco mural with the Museum of African Diaspora and St. Vincent de Paul; a 2017 Facebook Artist-in-Residency program in Menlo Park which resulted in the creation of the mural Lumley Beach; a 2016 mural in Palo Alto for Tender Greens, entitled Farm to Table; and Cold Streets, Warm City, an electrical box painted in 2016 as part of the City of Oakland Utility Box Project.