Marce Nixon-Washington

Marcè Nixon-Washington

Award(s): 2024 Lila Satre Meloy Scholar
Residency Years: 2024
Posted in: Current Artist, Current Short Term Resident, Past Artist, Past Short Term Resident


Marcè Nixon-Washington
2024 Lila Satre Meloy Scholar
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Marcè Nixon-Washington’s inspirations include her lived experiences, West African textiles & ceramic history. Beneath the adornment of her work are rich meditative marks that sing songs of resistance. Coil building large vessels is the meditative process that reminds her she is here & alive. Sculpting marginalized folks makes visible the people who keep her city running. Clay is archival, and every time she creates, she hears her grandma’s laughter saying, ‘They couldn’t erase me.’

Nixon-Washington received her BFA from West Virginia University. She studied ceramics in Jingdezhen, China, where she found her love for shards and ceramic history. She investigates ceramics as an archival material to record personal and cultural history. Her work has been exhibited at The Mufei Gallery in Jingdezhen, China, The Carnegie Museum of Art, and The 2024 NCECA ANNUAL. Her residencies include The Manchester Craftsman Guild, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Media. She is a member of Union Project’s BIPOC Collaborative Studio and the notable Women of Visions.