Charisse Weston

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Charisse Pearlina Weston is a multidisciplinary artist and writer whose conceptual installations, photographs, and writing grapple with the complexities of language, race, and historicity. She has presented work at Project Row Houses, DiverseWorks, the Elsewhere Museum, the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, among other venues. She has participated in residencies at Alabama Song Houston, Atlantic Center for the Arts (in 2016 with photographer Dana Hoey and in 2018 with poet and MacArthur “Genius” Terrence Hayes), and Vermont Studio Center. Her awards include the Artadia Fund for the Arts, the Santo Foundation, the Sally Hands Foundation, the Dallas Museum of Art’s Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund and in 2016 she was a Southern Constellations Fellow at the Elsewhere Museum in North Carolina. Her writing has appeared in What’s the New News (Project/ Site, Project Row Houses, 2018), Art and Culture Texas, Pomona Valley Review, Not that But this, and she is the author of The Red Book of Houston: A Compendium for the New Black Metropolis (2015), A Vessel. A Case. A Fruit, for Touching (2016), and co-author of Fantasy Objects: an artist book of text and images (2014, onestar press). Her forthcoming essay, “the thing left there to pick up,” commissioned for the exhibition 'Jamal Cyrus x Jamire Williams: Boogaloo & The Midnite Hours' will be published later this year by Lawndale Art Center (Houston). She is currently a MFA candidate at UC-Irvine.


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