photo credit: CA Greenlee, 2018

photo credit: CA Greenlee, 2018

Based in Oakland and New Mexico but having spent most of her life moving between city centers, the Navajo Nation, and the Gila River Indian Community, Grace Rosario Perkins is interested in disassembling her personal narrative and reassembling it as one that layers words, objects, faces, signifiers, and sound built from cultural dissonance, language, and history.

Grace has lectured at venues such as the Mills College Painting department, Pomona College, UC Santa Barbara, Occidental College, the San Francisco Public Library, Real Time and Space Oakland, and the Museum of Arts and Design NY. Her lectures centralize land, biography, collaborative practice, and material. She has been an artist-in-residence at Facebook HQ, ACRE, Varda Artists Residency, Sedona Summer Colony, White Leaves, Kala Art Institute, and nominated for the Liquitex Painter's Residency and Tosa Studio Award at Minnesota Street Project.

Her collaborations range in size and practice from her previous work with Black Salt Collective to the recurring work with her father Olen Perkins and an array of artists from her DIY and indigenous communities.