EDUCATION
2023 

  • Masters of Fine Arts Candidate in New Genres, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA 

2019

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking, Magna Cum Laude, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richmond, VA 
  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in International Fashion Buying, Magna Cum Laude, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richmond, VA 
  • Minors: Art History, General Business, Global Education 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2022

  • We've Always Been Here, Like Hydrogen, Like Oxygen curated by John Spiak, Grand Central Art Center, California State University, Fullerton, Santa Ana, CA.  

2021 

  • On Belonging: The Space In Between, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA 
  • Miscegenation, The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, Charlottesville, VA
  • Somewhere on the Edge: Temporal Entanglements, Welcome Gallery, Charlottesville, VA 

2019

  • Invisible Weight, Rump Gallery, Richmond, VA (2019)

PUBLIC WORKS 
2023

  • Operations of Care, Reclaiming the Monument, Collaboration with Luis Vasquez La Roche, Richmond, VA. Funded by the Mellon Foundation.
  • A Poetic of Living curated by Chaédria LaBouvier, The Arts Center in Orange, Orange, VA.  
  • On Belonging curated by Audrey Lopez, The Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston, MA.  

BIENNIALS / FAIRS
2022

  • I Am My Own Other curated by GYOPO x WESS., Frieze Seoul, Seoul, Korea.  
  • Let That Be Your Cautionary Tale curated by Alice Yard, Documenta 15, Kassel, Germany. 

PERFORMANCES
2021

  • Melodies of Shared Breath/Melodías que Comparten el Aliento, collaborative performance with Jackie Amézquita, Front Arte Cultura, San Ysidro, CA 
  • My Body is the Architecture of My Every Ancestor, The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, Charlottesville, VA 

2020 

  • Ode to Soil, Pen Park and Farmington Country Club, Charlottesville, VA 

2019

  • This May Be The Last Time, Richmond, VA 
  • Black Does Not Equal Brown, FAB Gallery, Richmond, VA 
  • Brown Paper Bag on the Wall, Who's The Fairest of Them All?, Richmond, VA 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS / SCREENINGS  
2023 

  • Of Seeds, Soil and Stars: Regenerative Actions in Transformational Times curated by Joy A. Anderson and Robin Garcia, LACE, Los Angeles, CA (forthcoming)
  • Notions of Place curated by Lauren Kasmer, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA  (forthcoming)
  • My Condolences curated by Monsieur Zohore, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (forthcoming)
  • Territorial, the Land, and Us curated by Haley Clouser, Stove Works, Chattanooga, TN (forthcoming) 

2022

  • What The Body Holds, Curated by Enjoli Moon, Afrikana Film Festival, Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center, Richmond, VA
  • Magjib (통의동 막집) curated by GYOPO and WESS., Frieze Seoul, Seoul, Korea
  • Together Together (투게더투게더) curated by GYOPO and WESS, Frieze Seoul, Seoul, Korea 
  • Subversive Media: Materiality and Power  curated by Haley Clouser, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
  • Having Just Come Back to Life, I Lay Down Under Its Warmth curated by Ching Ching Wong, Heidi Duckler Dance Headquarters, Los Angeles, CA
  • Conjunctions and Disjunctions / Conjunctions y Disyunciones curated by Noah Simblist, Black Ground, Cali, Colombia

2021

  • We've Always Been Here, Like Hydrogen, Like Oxygen curated by Enjoli Moon, Afrikana Film Festival, Richmond, VA
  • AND WE WILL SING IN THE TALL GRASS AGAIN: postcolonial futurities at the end of gender  curated by Alan Luna-Torres, Front Arte Cultura, San Diego, CA
  • ME, WE, WOMEN: Contemporary Gaze at Feminist Art  curated by Yang Li, Museum of Motherhood, St. Petersburg, FL (online)
  • Movements, Moments curated by Eames Armstrong, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA

2020

  • Seasonal Repression, Field Projects Gallery, New York, NY
  • You Are Not Wonderful Just Because You Are A Mother  curated by Qiana Mestrich, Artists Mother Podcast (online)
  • Transmissions curated by Terra Goolsby & Tammie Rubin, ICOSA Gallery, Austin TX 
  • Finding Necessities curated by Sidney Mori, ICOSA Gallery, Austin, TX
  • Reclaimed, Reimagined curated by David Rios Ferreira. Field Projects Gallery, New York, NY
  • InLight: Security and Accountability curated by Emily Smith and Park Myers, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
  • New Waves curated by Susan Thompson, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA

2019

  • Another Way Around, FAB Gallery, Richmond, VA 
  • Trace, FAB Gallery, Richmond, VA 
  • Social Sock Hop Project, FAB Gallery, Richmond, VA 
  • In Search of Charm, Richmond, VA 

2018

  • Sic Semper Tyrannis curated by Alex Klien, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA. 

2017

  • Art 29, W Doha, Doha, Qatar 

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS 
2022

  • Score// Performance// Action. Collaboration with: Luis Vasquez La Roche, Nikolai Noel, Wasia Ward, Taya Serrao, Amir Denzel Hall, Suelyn Choo, & Raquel Vasquez La Roche. Trinidad, Germany and USA (Ongoing)
  • Truth or Consequences: A Curated Series of Interdisciplinary Salons. Collaboration with Ching Ching Wong, Jobel Medina, Pablo Calogero, Roberto Miranda & Dwight Trible. Heidi Duckler Dance Headquarters, Los Angeles, CA 

2021

  • Melodies of Shared Breath/Melodías que Comparten el Aliento, collaborative performance with Jackie Amézquita, Front Arte Cultura, San Ysidro, CA (2021)

2020

  • Project: Dancing in the Streets, Granderson Lab. Trinidad and Tobago (2020)

2019

  • When You Stop Dreaming, collaborative performance with Clara Cruz, Rump Gallery, Richmond, VA 
  • Before I’m a Mother, I’m a Woman, Rump Gallery, collaborative performance with Clara Cruz, Rump Gallery, Richmond, VA
  • The Space Between Our Bodies, Collaborative performance with Clara Cruz, Richmond VA 
  • Last Time I Saw You, FAB Gallery, Richmond, VA 

RESIDENCIES
2023 

  • Stove Works, Chattanooga, TN (Fall) 

2022 

  • Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (Upcoming)
  • BEMIS Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE (Summer)

2021

  • Black Spatial Relics, Brown University, Providence, RI (2021-2022)

2019

  • Summer Studio Program (SSP), VCU, Richmond, VA
  • SOMA, Mexico City, Mexico

FELLOWSHIPS
2023

  • Mid-South Sculpture Alliance Fellowship, Mid-South Sculpture Alliance, Chattanooga,TN 
  • Graduate Division Fellowship, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (2022-2023)

2022

  • Cy Twombly Graduate Fellow, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA (2021-2022)

2021 

  • Sutton-Wallace Family Fellow, New City Arts, Charlottesville, VA 
  • New City Arts Fellow, Welcome Gallery, Charlottesville, VA 

2020

  • Graduate Opportunity Fellow, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 

2019

  • Summer Studio Program (SSP) Fellow, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 

GRANTS/AWARDS
2023

  • Arts Racial Equity Fund, University of California Los Angeles, Department of Art + Architecture, Los Angeles, CA (2022-2023)
  • Elaine Krown Klein Fine Arts Scholarship, University of California Los Angeles, CA (2022-2023)

2022

  • LA Young Creatives Grant, Mission Asset Fund, San Fransisco, CA 
  • Creative Futures Grant, Black Artists + Designers Guild (2021-2022)
  • Lilian Levinson Foundation Scholarship, University of California Los Angles, Los Angeles, CA (2021-2022)

2020

2019

  • SOMA Study Abroad Recipient, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 
  • Black History in The Making Award, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 

ARTIST TALKS
2022 

  • Artists Talk. Black Arts and Black Publics. Via Zoom. The University of California Irvine. Irvine, CA. Nov 1. (Forthcoming)
  • Artist Talk. Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. Via ZOOM. Kingston, Jamaica. Oct 13. 
  • Visiting Artists Lecture. Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Art Course. Via ZOOM. The University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM. Oct 12. 
  • Artist Talk. Via Zoom. “Virtual Artist Lecture Series: LaRissa Rogers,” Trinity College, Hartford, CT. March 3. 

2021

2020

  • Artist Interview. Via Instagram TV. Visible Records. Charlottesville, VA, Dec 8.
  • Sidney Mori in Conversation with LaRissa Rogers. Via Zoom. ICOSA Gallery. Austin, TX, Nov  20. 
  • Artist Interview. Via Zoom. Virginia Commonwealth University. Richmond, VA , Nov 11. 
  • Virtual Studio Tour. Via Instagram Live, 1708 Gallery. Richmond, VA, Nov 9. 
  • New Approaches to Art Making,” Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia  Beach, VA, May 28. 

WORKSHOPS
2022

  • Photo Transfers: An Act of Rememory. The Arts Center in Orange. Montpellier, Orange, VA

2021

  • Art + Activism: Archives. Art + Activism: A Collaborative Learning Project.The Hammer Museum. Los Angeles,CA.
  • Art + Activism: Printmaking. Art + Activism:A Collaborative Learning Project.The Hammer Museum. Los Angeles, CA.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2023

  • Teaching Assistant for Guadalupe Rosales, Advanced New Genres, The School of Art and Architecture at The University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA ( Spring 2023)

2022

  • Teaching Assistant for Gelare Khoshgozaran, Advanced New Genres, The School of Art and Architecture at The University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (Fall 2022)
  • Teaching Assistant for Desi Cameron,  Arts Education 107 – Visual Arts Methods for the Teaching Artist, The School of Visual and Performing Arts at The University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (Spring 2022)
  • Teaching Assistant for Anuradha Vickram, ART 31C - Modernism & Discontents, The School of Art and Architecture at The University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (Spring 2022)
  • Teaching Assistant for Kevin Kane and Jimmy Wu, Arts Within Correctional Institutions, The School of Visual and Performing Arts at The University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (Winter 2022)
  • Teaching Assistant for Desi Cameron, Arts Education Teaching Practicum + Capstone, The School of Visual and Performing Arts at The University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (Winter 2022)

2O21

  • Teaching Assistant for Desi Cameron, Arts Education Teaching Practicum + Capstone, The School of Visual and Performing Arts at The University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA  (Fall 2021)
  • Teaching Assistant for Marco Rios, Beginning New Genres, The School of Art and Architecture at The University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (Fall 2021)
  • Art + Activism Graduate Student Mentor, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA 

2020

  • Teaching Assistant for Vishal Jugdeo, Beginning New Genres, The School of Art and Architecture at The University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (Winter 2020)

2019 

  • Textiles Instructor, STEAM, University of Virginia Tech, Richmond, VA 

2018 

  • Textiles Instructor, STEAM, University of Virginia Tech, Richmond, VA 

2017 

  • Art Technology Teacher Assistant, Binford Middle School, Richmond, VA 
  • Textiles Instructor, Carver Middle School, Richmond, VA 
  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Focused Inquiry 112, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2016

  • Art Technology Teacher Assistant, Binford Middle School, Richmond, VA
  • English as a Second Language Teaching Assistant (ESL), Falling Creek Middle School, Richmond, VA
  • ESL Teaching Assistant, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 
  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Focused Inquiry 111, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE  

2022 

  • Visiting Artist Lecture Series Coordinator, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • New City Arts fellowship Selection Committee, Welcome Gallery, Charlottesville, VA (2022)

2021 

  • Visiting Artist Lecture Series Coordinator, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

2019 

  • Head of Production and Product Development, Allie Burke Sport, Florham Park, NJ 
  • Gallery Intern, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA 

2018 

  • Gallery Intern, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA 

2017 

  • Research Assistant, Rhys Hemsworth, Doha Qatar 

PUBLICATIONS
2021

  • ¡Atención!, Graphite Journal Volume 12. Hammer Museum.
  • A Poetic of Living, POOL Issue No. 06: Plant, POOL Magazine.

2020

  • Austin Studio Tour Art Book, The Big Medium.

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