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Hasaan Kirkland, Associate Professor of Fine Art

African American art, visual literacy and popular culture 

Hasaan Kirkland is a tenured associate professor of fine art at Johnson C. Smith University, and he is emerging as a national artist and scholar of the visual arts. He received his B.A. and his MFA from Washington State University, with an emphasis in painting and drawing. Along with his professional studio exhibition career in various locations in the U.S and abroad, Kirklands work has been featured on the cover of Readings in World Civilizations: Prehistory to the PresentCharlotte NC Pride MagazineUptown Magazine and most recently, he has been featured in A Season A Time, A visual tribute to Oprah Winfrey, published by Janelle Dowell. Kirkland has also been published in a journal of research with the Faculty Research Network at NYU, a chapter in Hip Hop Cultural Connections: Critical Explorations for the Classroom(State University of New York Press: Albany) and with Harvard University W.E.B. Dubois Institute African-American National Biography, (Oxford University Press). His professional craft of painting expresses visual literacy, conceptual imagery, popular culture and reflections of identity found in African-American culture.