Tanekeya Word was born in the Mississippi Delta and those memories are rooted within her praxis.
She earned a BA in English and Afro-American Studies, 2006, from Howard University and studied Painting under James Phillips of AfriCOBRA. Word has a MA in Arts Management, 2011, with a concentration in Visual Arts and Development from American University. Tanekeya completed her doctoral program course load in May 2019 and is currently an Urban Education PhD dissertator with a specialization in Critical Race Theory in Art Education.
Tanekeya Word is based in Milwaukee, WI and is the owner and sole operator of Womanist Press Studio.
Printmaking Techniques: relief print (linocut, woodcut, letterpress), screenprint, intaglio (dry point, soft ground + hard ground, solarplate, experimental), lithography, monotype, risograph