Hasani Claxton

Hasani Claxton is a visual artist, author and educator from St. Kitts, West Indies. His love of art began in the first grade, but he did not initially pursue an art career. He studied Business Management at Morehouse College (1999) and Law at Columbia University (2003). While serving as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx, he began taking evening classes at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. In 2005, he decided to pursue his passion full time and enrolled in Academy of Art University in San Francisco, receiving a BFA in Illustration in 2009 and an MFA in Studio Art from Towson University in 2017.  He currently teaches visual arts at Bowie State University and resides in Baltimore, MD.

His artwork has been exhibited in the United States, UK, and the Caribbean, including the National Gallery of Jamaica. He made Afropunk.com’s “Best of 2014” list and his work has appeared in Spectrum (Contemporary Fantastic Art Annual) and Creative Quarterly.