Sasha Baskin’s weaving and drawing work explores the intersection between analog and digital technologies. She uses traditional weaving and lacemaking processes in combination with source imagery from reality television to consider how shows like “The Bachelor” function as a modern mythological system and the creation of new gods and goddesses. Trained in classical drawing, Baskin received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014. Transitioning to craft and studying weaving, natural dyes, and lacemaking processes, she received her Master of Fine Arts in Craft and Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2018.
Her exhibition record includes solo, two person, and group shows at Blue Spiral Gallery in Asheville NC, IS Projects in Ft Lauderdale FL, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN, Anderson Gallery in Richmond VA, and the Visual Arts Center in Austin TX. In 2019 she received the Trabue Professional Scholarship for Women to pursue her digital weaving research at the Jacquard Center in Hendersonville, NC, and the opportunity to present her work at the 2019 College Art Association conference. She was a 2018-2019 Artist-in-Residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and a 2020 Winter Resident at Penland School of Craft.
In 2020 and 2021 she received the MICA Adjunct Faculty Grant and the Scholastic Alumni micro-grant to develop an online bobbin lace curriculum for MICA and JHU students. Baskin lives and works in Baltimore, MD.