Cosmata Lindie is an indigenous Guyanese artist and writer from the Berbice River, currently residing in New Amsterdam in Berbice, Guyana. In 2022, as a member of the Guyana Women Artists’ Association (GWAA), she began participating in exhibitions at a national level in Guyana, including the POSH and Heritage Month exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art–Castellani House. In March 2023, she exhibited her work in Paramaribo, Suriname, as part of the joint Guyana/Suriname Art Splash exhibition to mark the launch of the third edition of the bi-national magazine Inside Guianame.
Cosmata was longlisted in 2022 for the Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival’s Elizabeth Nunez Award for writers residing in the Caribbean and shortlisted for the 2023 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Her shortlisted story ‘Where the Winds Blow’ was published in the Commonwealth Foundation’s online literary magazine, adda, in July 2023.