CHICAGO'S SOUTHSIDE SWAN
Chicago native Kiara Lanier is a vocal performance artist, song writer and model who lives by her Grandfather's mantra,
"The Only purpose of the tongue is to teach and heal"
She uses mixed media musical installation and sound healing in her performance.
She currently curates site specific performances in non traditional spaces, galleries and hotels integrating her love for contemporary art holistic health and unifying people.
Her music is spiritual, soulful and sultry covering themes of identity and ancestry with vocal loops, field samples and experimental choreography.
Kiara has had some great opportunities to share her gifts. In 2012 Kiara was invited to perform for President Barack Obama’s second term. She has been featured on television shows including The Tonight Show, American Idol and Empire.
Kiara has studied performance art with The Meredith Monk Foundation and collaborated in David Bowie’s Film ‘Station to Station’. Her debut two part album Tongues and Teaspoons released in September 2017.
She still believes her best work is yet to come.