TOISHA TUCKER is a conceptual artist and creative writer. She received her BA in Philosophy and History with a concentration in English Literature from Cornell University in 2002, her Post Baccalaureate in Visual Arts with distinction from UC Berkeley Extension in 2009, completed additional coursework at SAIC in 2010 and in 2013 received her Interdisciplinary MFA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Design. She has exhibited in Rosendale, Omaha, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Los Angeles, New York and Verona. Toisha is an Affiliated Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, AIR Alumni of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and Alumna of CUAC Feminist Artist Residency. Her short fiction After Jacob’s Room was published in the Vassar Review in 2016. She will be published in nonsensical’s Words On Paper anthology in 2017. She was a Field Organizer for Hillary for America in 2016 and currently resides in Brooklyn.
As a conceptual artist and creative writer, my work largely within epistemological, literary and linguistic investigations. I am interested in how we can illuminate and re-imagine our perceptions and manifestations of social constructions and my works have addressed a spectrum of themes including: time, memory, collective conscious, personal dystopia, nostalgia, feminism, identity and the search for contentment. My current work reacts to contemporary societal issues and events, explores the identity of the individual within the context of group/self and the boundaries of humanity, and posits new constructions of humanity and virtual space for transhumanist/post-singularity technologically-dependent future realities in which I explore my conception of technology as a prosthetic limb of desire and disability. I am fully invested in my artistic practice and am equally dedicated to helping others in theirs because I believe in the power of art to enhance and change our lives. And in these interesting times in which we find ourselves, I see art as a form of cultural activism manifested through creative and social protest. I am also passionate about wellness and believe that honest, informed and holistic feedback is beneficial to everyone. In addition to being a creative individual, I have significant experience in the arts to draw on. I have worked as an independent contractor providing arts and administrative work since 2009. I have worked in museums, non-profits and corporate organizations in various capacities, including as a volunteer coordinator, information coordinator, visitor services assistant, event planner and as an MFA class representative. I have been providing creativity + performance coaching to artists since June of 2014.