County: Thurston County
Grants for Artists' Progress (GAP) Awards 2021
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Aisha Harrison uses sculpture and body as a site for exploration of the lived experiences of racism, ancestral (human and non-human) learning and connection, and the blend of histories held within her body. Her sculptural work blends realistic bodies with elements that are physical manifestations of the intangible. With the balance of the individual and the collective in her work, she aims to encourage people to think about their relationships to each other as well as our non-human relatives that surround us. Aisha received a BFA from Washington State University, and an MFA from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. Her work is shown nationally with recent work at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art -WSU, Percival Plinth Project, Bainbridge Museum of Art, The Leonor R. Fuller Gallery, and in the Store Front Windows Project in downtown Olympia, WA (as a collaborator in the Black Well Red Thread Collective). She has done residencies at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Women’s Studio Workshop, and Baltimore Clayworks. She has taught at Penland School of Crafts, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, The Evergreen State College, Bykota Senior Center, Baltimore Clayworks, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, and the Lux Center for the Arts.
Artist External Links
Aisha Harrison, Ancestor I, 41"x27"x10", Misael Martínez
Aisha Harrison, Woman With Graves at Her Back, 5’1”x 2’x 2’, 2021, Misael Martínez
Aisha Harrison, Woman With Graves at Her Back (details), 5’1”x 2’x 2’, 2021, Lucia Harrison, Harry Harrison Jr.
Aisha Harrison, Through II, 29”x14”x11”, Misael Martínez
Aisha Harrison, Boat of Hands, 9”x38”x18” (boat only, dimensions variable with sticks), artist