Nastassja Swift is a multi-disciplinary artist holding a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Previously, she was a Distinguished Fellow at the Penland School of Craft, and was the 2021 Summer Artist in Residence with SPACES in Cleveland, where her community parade and exhibition received support from the Ohio Arts Council. Her short film and collaborative performance, Remembering Her Homecoming, premiered at the Afrikana Independent Film Festival, and screened at the Virginia Film Festival.
Nastassja is the recent recipient of the Center for Craft: Craft Research Fund Artist Fellowship, a VMFA Fellowship, a Dr. Doris Derby Award, an Art Matters Fellowship Award, and the inaugural Black Box Press Foundation Art as Activism Grant. She has participated in several national and international residencies and exhibitions, including her solo exhibit in Doha, Qatar, NADA Miami, The Urban Institute of Contemporary Art in Michigan, and fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center and MASS MoCA.
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