Episode 3: Grace Rosario PerkinsFebruary 15, 2017
Weston Teruya welcomes artists, arts administrators, and cultural workers of color to get real about their lives, practices, and careers. Each episode is an in-depth look into how art gets made, but more importantly how these folks are seeing to the system of art’s (UN)making.
In this episode, we talk with artist and cultural organizer Grace Rosario Perkins about her paintings and sculptures, collaborative projects, and developing space to elevate other artists of color. You can follow her work at gracerosarioperkins.com and @gracerosarioo on Instagram.
Grace Rosario Perkins is currently based in Oakland but has spent most of her life moving between city centers, the Navajo Nation, and the Gila River Indian Community. She has exhibited her work at Southern Exposure, SOMArts, E.M. Wolfman, and Alleycat Books. Grace is also one of the core founders of Black Salt Collective, an all women of color art collective that has received Art Matters and Alternative Exposure grants, an artist residency at Real Time & Space, and curated an exhibition at SOMArts.