Bio

Photo courtesy C. Stanley Photography

Photo courtesy C. Stanley Photography

NEKISHA DURRETT (b. 1976 Washington, D.C) is a visual artist working with themes related to the ubiquity of popular media and storytelling. She earned her B.F.A. at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York, NY. A Horace H. Rackham Fellow at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, she went on to earn a M.F.A. in photography in 2000. Her drawings, books, large scale graphic installations, and public art have been exhibited at Hillyer ArtSpace, Washington, DC, Arlington Art Center in Arlington, VA, Romo Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, Fl, Rush, Corridor, and Suzanne Randolph Galleries in New York, NY and Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ. Public art installations include O’er Yonder (in production), Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, Washington, DC and Sweet, 3 Tree Flats, Washington, DC.  Durrett continues to author and illustrate her graphic novel, O’er Yonder, in a tiny house in Washington, DC.