Nastassja E. Swift
B.F.A. Painting + Printmaking | Craft + Material Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richmond, Virginia 2015
Artist in Residence, Partial Fellowship Award MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA 2016
BFA Fellowship, Artist Residency, VCU Qatar, Doha, Qatar, 2015-2016
Artist in Residence, Full Fellowship Award, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, 2015
Hidden Underneath, Harmony Hall Arts Center, Fort Washington, MD, 2018
I Keep Repeating it Over & Over in My Head, VCU Qatar Gallery, Doha, Qatar, 2016
Conscious of Being Seen, Fine Arts Building, Richmond, Virginia, 2015
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Urgent Care, A Social Care Experience, The Colored Girls Museum, Philadelphia, PA, Michael Clemmons, Curator, 2017
Fiber National 2016, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA, Jennifer Lindsay, Curator, 2016.
Considerably More, Gallery 1010, Knoxville, Tennessee, Jessica Gatlin, Curator 2015
Changing Styles: 300 Years of Virginia Art and Design, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia, Bryan Condra, Curator 2015
New Faces II, Linden Inn Row, 1708 Gallery Satellite Exhibition, Richmond Virginia, Amie Oliver, Curator 2015
Interaction 46, Fine Arts Building, VCU, Richmond, Virginia, Reni Gower and Paloma Barhaugh-Bordas, Jurors 2015
Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, Dean Daderko, Juror 2015
American Craft Council Show, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland, 2015
Emerging Printmakers Exhibition, Studio Two Three, Richmond, Virginia, Ashley Hawkins, Juror 2014
GRANTS AND RESEARCH
Cultural Equity Focus Area Grant, Remembering Her Homecoming, Richmond CultureWorks, 2018
Faculty Research Grant, An Exploration of Gender Roles in the Making of West African Textiles and Fiber Processes of the Region, VCU in Qatar, 2016
Gerald Donato Scholarship, PAPR, School of the Arts, VCU 2015
Outstanding Senior Award, PAPR, School of the Arts, VCU 2015
Fellowship, The Vermont Studio Center 2015
Dean's Scholarship, PAPR, School of the Arts, VCU 2014
COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND WORKSHOPS
Make Space, Felting Workshop, Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA, 2018.
Piece Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2017
Lumberton High school, Lumberton, NC, 2017.
New Women Space, Brooklyn, NY, 2017
Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2017
Sister Mentors, Felting Workshop and Artist Talk, Washington D.C, 2017.
Makers Market, Donations for Parksview Pet Center, Doha Qatar, 2015.
Woven Community Projects, Andrea Vail, Richmond, Virginia
Owner, D for Dolls LLC: http://www.dfordolls.com, Virginia Beach, VA, 2016- present
Co-Founder and Co-Director, Mist Gallery: www.mistgallery.com 2014- 2016
Artist Assistant, Andrea Vail, WOVEN Community, MFA Alum, VCU, Richmond, VA, 2014
Display and Merchandising Intern, Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA 2013 – 2015.
Panel Member, Women’s Agency, Women’s Empowerment Symposium – Nevertheless She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, Tidewater Community College, Portsmouth, VA, March 23, 2018.
Artist Lecture, Conscious of Being Seen, Global History of Black Girlhood Conference, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, March 17-18, 2017.