Rashanna Rashied-Walker is a New York based artist and writer. She received her BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art and an MA from University of the Arts in London, England. Much of her work levitates the visible and invisible poetry within the natural world. Her work has been exhibited at institutions including Royal Institute of Art, Sweden; Mass Moca, Massachusetts; Cabinet, New York; Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts, Scotland; Botkyrah Konsthall, Sweden; Whitespace,Thailand; The Bronx Museum of Art, Five Myles and BRIC Rotunda Gallery in New York. Rashied-Walker has been awarded residencies at Skaftfell Center for Visual Arts, Mass Moca, The Artist Village, Mustarinda, Vermont Studio Center, Banff Art Center, The Land Foundation and The Bronx Museum of Art. Published literary work includes: Content, The Happy Hypocrite, The Critical Friend, Creative Week and FIRE.
There is an intrinsic commitment to and reverence for our land. Working ultimately to change how we view and interact with our environment, walking, observing, and directly experiencing nature sparks a desire to capture, highlight, and interpret evanescent moments within our surroundings. An unfixed moment, a fleeting image or chance encounter along the way allows space for the interconnectedness between art and life to surface. Interference with nature pronounced or slight by way of interventions, photography, projected image, sound, text, and sculptural installations allow me to activate and archive transitory points in time.