Charisse Pearlina Weston

Artadia Awardee

Charisse Pearlina Weston is a conceptual artist and writer exploring the problematics of historicity, the photographic and written trace, and their relationship to black lived experience. Her work been presented nationally in venues including Project Row Houses. She has participated in residencies at SOMA (Mexico City), Pilchuck Glass School, Alabama Song Houston, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and Vermont Studio Center. She has received awards from the Puffin Foundation, the Santo Foundation, the Sally Hands Foundation, the Glass Association of Los Angeles, the Dallas Museum of Art’s Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund and was a 2016 Southern Constellations Fellow at the Elsewhere Museum in North Carolina. Her writing has been published in Art and Culture TexasPomona 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, self-published), A Vessel. A Case. A Fruit, for Touching (2016, self-published chapbook), and co-author of Fantasy Objects: an artist book of text and images (2014, onestar press). Weston currently lives and works in New York City.