Musa Hixson


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. 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. He 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 2010 he was selected for the Aichi Triennale in Achi, Japan. Musa is also the founder of the Not for Profit Brooklyn Art Incubator.

Musa Hixson

365 Clinton Ave. #12D, Brooklyn, New York 11238 ■ t. 1-718-208-0525 ■ e.


M.F.A. Sculpture

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, 1998

B.A. Comprehensive Art

Hampton University, Fine Arts Department, Hampton Virginia, 1995


2015 Wave Hill, Winter Workspace, Bronx, New York

2011 3-D foundation, Verbier Switzerland

2010 Obama City Art Residency, Obama Japan

2006 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson Vermont

2005 Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, Virginia


2010 Aichi Triennale, Aichi , Japan

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 year


2002 President/CEO of the Brooklyn Art Incubator


2018 Fairmount Nebula, Fairmount Artwall, commissioned by City of Newark, NY

2017 Conversation Sculpture, UNIQLO Park Expressions, Herbert Von King Park,

Brooklyn, NY

2016 Sculpture Love 2, FLUX Art Fair, New York, NY

2015 Sculpture Love 1, Outdoor Sculpture commissioned by and place in the

Herban Garden, Brooklyn, NY

2011 Graines de Rêves, 3-D Foundation, Verbier Switzerland High Altitude

Sculpture Park

2010 Dreams United, Obama City, Japan

2009 Dreamcatcher for Hattie Carthan, Hattie Carthan Garden, Brooklyn, NY

2004 Masks at 1500 Fifth Ave, Full Spectrum Development Corporation, 1500 Fifth Avenue, New York

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


2019 Global Metaphysics of Abstraction II, East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo, HI

2018 Vision to Action, Miami, FL

2018 Reflected, Capital One Bank, Corporate Headquarter, New York, NY

2017 Prizm Art Fair, Miami, FL

2017 OPEN (C)ALL: TRUTH, BRIC House, Brooklyn, NY

2016 Prizm Art Fair, Miami, FL

2016 CUE Art Foundation, (Conversation on Creative Placemaking), Making some Space, New York, NY

2015 Skylight Gallery, Power, Protest, and Resistance Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY

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

2015 FLUX Art Fair, New York, NY

2015 Tikhonova and Wintner Gallery, Physically Practiced, 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

2012 Panke Gallery, Altered States, Berlin Germany

2011 FiveMyles Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Time Harvest, Brooklyn, NY

2011 Skylight Gallery, “Crown Heights Gold”, Brooklyn, NY

2010 Red Bull Space, HAITI IN: SIGHT, New York, NY

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

2010 Dash Gallery, Art Is, New York, NY

2010 Chomin Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Not Black Enough, Togo, Japan

2010 Dash Gallery, (Artist Talk) The Politics of Art, New York, 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 National Black Fine Art Show, “Kenkeleba Gallery”, New York, NY

2008 Long Island University, Solo Exhibition, “Art Incubator”, 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 National Black Fine Art Show “Kenkeleba Gallery”, New York, NY

2006 Chelsea Museum Artist Talk on Art “Objects of Desire”, New York, NY


My multidisciplinary art explores the correlations existing between repetitive codes of information uncovered in scientific research and the various structural patterns, which occur in our everyday environment. My process-oriented practice incorporates the complexities of painting, wrapping, automatic writing, cutting, scoring, tying, weaving, and nailing. Combining various materials with existing found objects; my art reflects assemblage, sculpture and large-scale immersive installations. Recurring motifs in my practice are the elliptical forms and spheres often repeated organically in nature. I attribute my interest in these forms to their structural sustainability and therefore prevalence in the universe. I also believe that my art implies a lyrical collision of these binary worlds, resulting in visual interpretations embodying such formal elements of composition as; surface, depth, mark making and balance. Anthropological trends in human behavior are another core concern of mine. Evidenced by a subtle reference to symbolic, materials, imagery and objects interwoven.