Bisa Washington is a sculptor, printmaker, and writer. Issues in her work focus around her heritage and identity as an African American woman. She was a Geraldine R. Dodge Resident and Women’s Studio Workshop alumna. There she created a suite of handmade paper and mixed media prints inspired by the secrets kept by the women in her family for generations, resulting in the artist’s book, Promise Not to Tell. She lives and works in Newark, NJ.
Washington is the first recipient of the Lynn and John Kearney Fellowship for Equity.