Mita Mahato

IT’SALLOVER and Other Poems on Animals


Mita Mahato is a Seattle-based cut paper, collage, and comix artist and educator whose work focuses on lost, discarded, and disappeared animals and objects. Her book of poetry comix, In Between, is listed in The Best American Comics: The Notable Comics of 2019 and her silent comic book Sea received the award for “Best Comic Book of 2017” from Cartoonists Northwest. Her work is published in Coast/No Coast, Shenandoah, Illustrated PEN, MUTHA, Drunken Boat, and Seattle Weekly and has been exhibited widely (including at SOIL Gallery, Seattle; Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago; Schnitzer Art Museum, Pullman; and Antenna Gallery, New Orleans). Mita is Associate Curator of Public and Youth Programs at the Henry Art Gallery, serves on the organizing board for the arts organization Short Run Seattle, and teaches community art workshops to all ages.