b. 1993, Wilmington, Delaware
Lives and works in Wilmington, Delaware
Born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, Asata Maisé Beeks is a multidisciplinary artist preserving the ancestral practice and cultural significance of textile production, weaving, and garment construction through her work. Her reverence for haute couture (the highest level of sewing) is intersected by her West African lineage, American pop cultural influences, and the sustainable practices of her upbringing. Asata meditates on the many connections and themes that show up through her practice of refining raw and recycled materials, often perceived as lacking value, into manifestations of harmonious beauty.
Selected publications: Vogue, Essence, W Magazine, Hypebae, ELLE, The Cut, The Coveteur, Cosmopolitan, GARAGE, Black Cherry Magazine, Hypeadjacent, Nylon, CFDA