Asha Elana Casey

Asha Elana CaseyAsha Elana Casey (born April 30, 1994) is a contemporary painter, mixed media artist, and educator. She began her artistic training at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC. Casey is a graduate of the Corcoran School of Art and Design at George Washington University and an Anderson’s Ranch residency recipient. She currently lives and works in DC. Her work explores themes of godliness, cosmology, self-preservation, and healing. The work is informed byAsha Elana Casey the people and the spiritual practices of the West African diaspora, cosmograms, and contemporary black feminist texts, african american books, and poetry.
At the center of Asha’s mixed media practice is the idea that spirituality is a center of healing for people of African descent. Her art practice is the amalgamation of symbols from Akan, Ifa, and Christian cosmology. These symbols are used to portray women of African descent as deities, spiritual workers, enlightenment seekers, and ancestors. Ancestor veneration and cosmograms permeate the work. The cosmograms take the form of Geometric Abstractions. They illustrate meditation, inner healing, and the visual interpretation of the universe. Various texts by African American authors and feminists fuel the work.

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