Nastassja was born in Jacksonville, Florida. She is currently living and working in Virginia. 


B.F.A. Painting + Printmaking | Craft + Material Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richmond, Virginia 2015


BFA Fellowship, Artist in Residence, VCU Qatar, Doha Qatar, 2015- 2016

Teaching Assistant, VCU Qatar, Doha, Qatar, 2016

Artist in Residence, The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson Vermont, 2015

Co- Founder and Co- Director, Mist Gallery,, 2014- Present 

Display + Merchandising Intern, Quirk Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, 2013- 2014


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


Visions: An Artists Perspective, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA, Suzanne Gry and Michelle Nye, Curators, 2016. 

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

As If: 90's Art Revival, The Parliament Gallery, York, Pennsylvania, Cooper Millholland, 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


Faculty Research Grant, 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


Woven Community Projects, Andrea Vail, Richmond, Virginia 

Arts + Craft with Kids, Home Again Transition Home, Richmond, Virginia 


David Talton, "Encounters: An Interview with Mist Gallery," Culturescene Magazine, access date: September 23, 2016.

Udayan Nag, "Is That Real," T Qatar Magazine, June 2016: 27. Print

"Over and Over in My Head," Oh LaLa Magazine, May 2016. 100. Print

Lezima Gomes, “Communicating Through Art,” Qatar Tribune, April 19,2016. 02. 

Fazeena Saleem, “Art Fights Racism,” The Peninsula, March 31, 2016. 04.

Umer Nangiana, “ In Black and White,” Gulf Times, March 29, 2016. 20.

Noureddine Winners, “ I Keep Repeating it Over and Over in My Head,” HayatJamila, access date: March 29, 2016.أكرر-ذلك-مراراً-في-عقلي-معرض