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


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


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


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:,  Virginia Beach, VA, 2016- present

Co-Founder and Co-Director, Mist Gallery:  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.