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.
she was here, once, Lane Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2019.
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
InLight Richmond, 1708 Gallery Exhibition, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA, Kimberli Gant, Juror, 2018.
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, Richmond, VA, 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.
Fellowship, The Vermont Studio Center 2015.
Gerald Donato Scholarship, PAPR, School of the Arts, VCU 2015.
Outstanding Senior Award, PAPR, School of the Arts, VCU 2015.
Dean's Scholarship, PAPR, School of the Arts, VCU 2014.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND WORKSHOPS
Teen Leadership Mentoring Program, Art 180 Richmond, VA, 2018- present.
Make Space, Felting Workshop, Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA, 2018.
Piece Gallery, Felting Workshop 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.
Woven Community Projects, Andrea Vail, Richmond, Virginia, 2014.
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.