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 is one of the core founders of Black Salt Collective, an all women of color art collective that is a recent SFMOMA SECA Award nominee, has had their collaborative work screened internationally, and received press from publications such as the SF Chronicle, Dazed Magazine, KQED, Art in America, and more. Black Salt Collective is a current Art Matters grantee and working on their first book.
Grace has lectured at venues such as the Mills College Painting department, 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, and nominated for the Liquitex Painter's Residency and Tosa Studio Award.