Asha Casey

Mixed-media artist Asha Elana Casey’s practice is influenced by diasporic histories, literature, African and African American folklore, and personal narratives. “My work is a story constructed in collaboration,” she says. “It is a shared mythic retelling of my subjects portrayed as powerful and apotheosized rendered in a range from realism to abstraction. The goal of their portrait is to immortalize their personal, cultural, spiritual, and botanical background. I utilize Black American regional social and familial norms, African diasporic literature, symbols, folkways, and fauna to reference our shared cultural and spiritual histories.”