Residency Dates
  • May 2023 – May 2023
Abundant Intelligences

Alisha B Wormsley (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an interdisciplinary artist and cultural producer. Her work contributes to the imagining of the future of arts, science, and technology through the Black matriarchal lens, challenging contemporary views of modern American life through whichever medium she feels is the best form of expression. Recent exhibitions, projects and public art commissions include Creative Time (open call with collaborator Suzanne Kite), the Pittsburgh International Airport, Oakland Museum, VCUArts Qatar, Speed Museum, Southbank Arts London, Times Square Arts and CUE Arts Foundation. Wormsley’s ongoing project There Are Black People in the Future gives mini-grants to open up discourse around displacement and gentrification; it was awarded a fellowship with Monument Lab. In 2020, Wormsley launched an art residency for Black creative mothers called Sibyls Shrine. She is a 2022 Guggenheim Fellow in Fine Arts, an Awardee of the Sundance Interdisciplinary Grant, and the Carol Brown Achievement Award among others. Wormsley has an MFA in Film and Video from Bard College and currently is a Visiting Professor on the Core Faculty for the MF. program at Carnegie Mellon University.