TODAY’S BLACK SPECULATIVE FICTION SPOTLIGHT IS HASANI CLAXTON!
Hasani Claxton was raised on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. He studied Business Management at Morehouse College (1999) and Law at Columbia University (2003). While serving as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx, he began taking evening classes at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. In 2005, he decided to pursue his passion full time, enrolling in Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2009 and later that year attended the Illustration Master Class at Amherst College.
His commissions have included book illustrations, album covers, a mural for an installation at the Carolina Children’s Museum in Puerto Rico, as well as private portraits. In 2012, his work was selected as the People’s Choice for the Black Art In America Juried Art Exhibition and displayed at the Harlem Fine Arts Show. He was a semifinalist in the 2013 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series. He currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland.
For a more extensive look at Hasani’s artwork, visit his website @: http://www.hasaniclaxton.com
BE SURE TO HELP CELEBRATE BLACK SPECULATIVE FICTION MONTH BY CHECKING OUT THE WORK(S) OF THIS WONDERFUL CREATOR & REMEMBER TBIYTC!!!