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Musa Hixson

Winter Workspace 2015 

Pictured above:
Vision Pod 2, 2011
Steel, soil, rope and acrylic, 12” x 6”
Courtesy of the artist

Musa Hixson commits himself to the spiritual aspect of creation. By allowing the material to reveal its inner life, whether in wood, metal or rattan, he tries to identify the abstract rhythms of life. His sculptures then form the basis for a social practice, since each work is an opportunity for engagement in honest dialogue; often it is the local community that completes the work, as in a sculptural installation in Obama City, Japan, where schoolchildren hung dream catchers from a steel armature he devised. During the Winter Workspace, Hixson will try to introduce new energy into his work by incorporating live plants.

Hixson has completed residencies at the High Altitude Sculpture Park in Verbier, Switzerland, at Obama City in Japan, and at the Vermont Studio Center. He has participated in the Havana Biennial and the Aichi Triennale. Hixson is the founder of an art and service non-profit serving the Brooklyn community. Hixson holds an MFA in Sculpture from the Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn, NY, and a BA in Comprehensive Art from Hampton University. 

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Support for the Visual Arts Program is provided by Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.