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Hasna Muhammad is a writer, photographer, and filmmaker who uses her art to bring light to the human condition.  She writes non-fiction about family, social justice, and education. Her work has been published at and in Crisis Magazine. Hasna is the author of five collections of poetry, and she created, Crumb Navigation, a unique line of greeting cards about aging and living well. 


Hasna’s photographs have been included in exhibitions in various states in the US. 




Still River Editions Gallery - Danbury, CT

October 14 - December 22, 2017


We the People: Political Art in an Age of Discord

Barrett Art Center – Poughkeepsie, NY

July 8 – August 12, 2017


Bridges Black Heritage Cultural Center – Cleveland, OH

March 27-29, 2017


The Carceral Commonwealth: Massachusetts Families and Incarceration

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Public History Program – Amherst, MA

March 2017



Arts Westchester  – White Plains, NY

November 13 – December 4, 2016


A Celebration of Jazz

The Dwyer Center – New York, NY

May 1, 2016 - Present


Got Art?: Unexpected Twist

Bronxville Public Library – Bronxville, NY

April 2 – April 30, 2016


Collective Conscience: Love, Respect, and Truth

New Rochelle Council on the Arts – New Rochelle, NY

February 17 – March 31, 2016


Hasna is also an educator who received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and completed her M.A. and Ed.D. at Teachers College, Columbia University.  She has served as an educator in several school districts in the Hudson Valley in New York with a specialty on human resources, organization and leadership, curriculum and instruction, and professional development for teachers and administrators. Hasna has taught executive leadership, diversity management, and community engagement at the graduate level.


Hasna Muhammad is the daughter of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee.  She grew up in New Rochelle, New York with her siblings, Nora Davis Day and Guy Davis. She currently lives in Putnam County with her husband Wali Ali, and together they are parenting three adult children.  


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