Ta-coumba T. Aiken is a public artist and public arts activist. He creates art to help communities find their Visual Voice through collaborative community engagement and creative discovery.


He is a Trustee at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He has served on the advisory boards of the Gordon Parks Gallery at Metropolitan State University and on the MADE HERE advisory board for Hennepin Theater Trust.


He is recipient of the Knight Arts Challenge grant in collaboration with The Walker West Music Academy and is presently working on the Bigger’s SEED Project as co-lead artist with Seitu Jones.


Whether he is creating art for an individual, private collection, corporate collection, communities, municipalities or countries, his intent is to give the audience a lasting experience that is subtle and dynamic at the same time.