Holly Bass

2024 Washington Award Winner- Interdisciplinary Practice

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Holly Bass is a multidisciplinary performance artist and educator. Her work explores the effects of gender, class, and race in American culture. Her visual artwork includes photography, installation, video, and performance. A Cave Canem Fellow, she has published poems in numerous journals and anthologies. She was a 2020–2022 Live Feed Resident Artist at New York Live Arts and a 2021–22 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow. She studied modern dance (under Viola Farber) and creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College before earning her Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Her work has been presented at the National Portrait Gallery, the Seattle Art Museum, Art Basel Miami (Project Miami Fair), and the 2022 Venice Biennale as part of Simone Leigh’s Loophole of Retreat. She is currently the National Director for Turnaround Arts, a program which uses the arts strategically to transform historically under-resourced public elementary schools.