Musa Hixson is an installation artist, performance artist and sculptor. His notable exhibitions include: The Aichi Triennale (Japan), The Nathan Cummings Foundation (New York), The Chelsea Museum (New York), and Mocada Museum (Brooklyn, NY).
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, 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.
Most recently his public sculpture (Fairmount Nebula) was included in Newark’s Fairmount Art Wall project. Hixson is a recipient of the 2017 UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant to produce the “Conversation Sculpture” for Herbert Von King Park in Brooklyn, NY. In 2014 he received an artist development grant from the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MassMoca)/Rockefeller Foundation, was selected as artist-in-residence at Wave Hill, Winter Workspace, Bronx, New York in 2015, 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 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.
He is also the founder of the Not for Profit Brooklyn Art Incubator and presently, he is very interest in the future of art’s relationship with and its responsibility to the natural environment.