Rashaad Newsome is a multidisciplinary artist based in New York City. He was born in 1979 in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he received a BFA in Art History at Tulane University in 2001. In 2004, he received a certificate of study in Digital Post Production from Film/Video Arts Inc. . In 2005 he studied MAX/MSP Programming at Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center in New York. He has exhibited and performed in galleries, museums, institutions, and festivals throughout the world including: The Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, MoMAPS1, SFMOMA, New Orleans Museum of Art, Centre Georges Pompidou, The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, and MUSA in Vienna, Australia.
Newsome’s work is in numerous public collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art , The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and The New Britain Museum of American Art. In 2010, he participated in the Whitney Biennial, and in 2011, he was featured as part of Greater New York at MoMA PS1. His many honors and awards for his work include a 2016 New York Live Arts Commissioning, a 2014 Headlands Center for the Arts Visiting Artist Residency, a 2011 The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, a 2010 Urban Artist Initiative Individual Artist Grant, and a 2009 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Visual Arts Grant.
He is currently the 2016 Gateway Project and Tamarind Institute Artist-In-Residence.