Biography and Resume

 

 

BIO

Carl Musa Hixson was born in Cleveland, Ohio but has mostly lived in Brooklyn, NY. He earned an MFA in Sculpture at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York in 1998 and a BA in Comprehensive Art from Hampton University, Hampton Virginia, in 1995. Hixson was selected as artist-in-residence at Wave Hill, Winter Workspace, Bronx, New York in 2015, at The 3-D foundation, Verbier Switzerland in 2011, Obama City Art Residency, Obama Japan in 2010, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson Vermont in 2006 and Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, Virginia in 2005. In 2014 he received an artist development grant from the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art(MassMoca)/Rockefeller Foundation, in 2010 he was selected for the Aichi Triennale in Achi, Japan, Hixson is also a 2007 Oxford Round Table Fellow, University of Oxford, England. He has taught Art History, Sculpture, Painting, and Drawing at a number of Universities, including City University of New York, College of New Rochelle, and New Jersey City University. In 2003 He founded Brooklyn Art Incubator with a mission to serve needed communities through the Arts. Presently, Hixson is very interest in the future of art’s relationship with and it’s responsibility to the natural environment.

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

M.F.A. Sculpture

1998 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

B.A. Comprehensive Art

1995 Hampton University, Fine Arts Department, Hampton, Virginia

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

President & Founder

2001 – Present Brooklyn Art Incubator, Brooklyn, New York

 

RESIDENCIES

2015  Wave Hill, Winter Workspace, Bronx, New York

2011 3D Foundation (High Altitude Sculpture Park), Verbier, Switzerland

2010 Obama City Residency, Obama, Japan

2006 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

2005 Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, Virginia

 

AWARDS

2014 Mass MoCA/Rockefeller Foundation Grant, Assets for Artist Program

2010 Aichi Triennale, Aichi , Japan

2009 Tenth Annual Cuba Biennial Travel Grant, Brooklyn Arts Delegation

2007 University of Oxford, Awarded Oxford Round Table Fellowship focused on Art & Humanities University of Oxford, England on the topic of Art and Humanities in Schools

2003 Brooklyn Arts Council, Awarded Re-grant Six consecutive years

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & TALKS

2015 60 Americans, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY

2015 FLUX Art Fair, New York, NY

2015 Tikhonova and Wintner Gallery, Masks, New York, NY

2014 Skylight Gallery, I Kan Do Dat, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Fuse Art Infrastructure, Now, Allentown, PA

2013 Rush Arts Gallery, Physically Practiced, New York, NY

2013 Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, The Emo Show, New York, NY

2012 Havana Biennial, Centro Experimental De Los Artes Visuales, Soñando en Color, Havana, Cuba

2010 The Nathan Cummings Foundation, Homecoming, New York, NY

2010 Dash Gallery, Art Is, New York, NY

2010 Aichi Triennale, Aichi , Japan

2010 Chomin Gallery, Gregory Coates Musa Hixson, Not Black Enough, Togo, Japan

2010 Dash Gallery, Group Show, New York, NY

2010 Mocada Museum, (Artist Talk) the Gentrification of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

2010 Mocada Museum, The Gentrification of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

2009 Essence Magazine Art Showcase, Love, Art, and Respect, Brooklyn, NY

2009 Long Island University, We’ve Gotta Have It: Art Inspired by Spike Lee, Brooklyn, NY

2009 Gathering of the Tribes Gallery, Solo Exhibition, “View into A New World Landscape” New York, NY

2009 National Black Fine Art Show, “Kenkeleba Gallery”, New York, NY

2008 Long Island University, Solo Exhibition, “Art Incubator”, Brooklyn, NY

2008 The Skylight Gallery, Intergenerational”, Brooklyn, NY

2008 Sundaram Tagore Gallery, “Objects of Desire II”, New York, NY

2008 National Black Fine Art Show, “Hatch-Billops Collection”, New York, NY

2008 Wilmer Jennings Gallery, “National Conference of Artists Retrospective”, New York, NY

2007 First Floor Gallery, “Group Installation”, New York, NY

2007 National Black Fine Art Show, “Kenkeleba Gallery”, New York, NY

 

PUBLIC ART

 

2016 FLUX Art Fair, New York, NY

2016 Fairmount Artwall Sculpture commissioned by the City of Newark

2015 Outdoor Sculpture commissioned by and place in the Herban Garden                                                                Brooklyn, NY

2011 High Altitude Sculpture Park,  “Graines de Rêves”, Verbier, Switzerland

2010 Outdoor Sculptures commissioned by Obama City, Japan

2009 Outdoor Sculpture commissioned by and placed in the Hattie Carthan Garden, Brooklyn, NY

2004 Full Spectrum Development Corporation, Commission to produce 23 Stainless Steel African Masks for Apartment/Commercial Green Building located at 1500 Fifth Avenue, New York

2001 Outdoor Art Mural Commission, Harlem Hospital, New York, NY