"An Idea that Moves," by Grace Rosario Perkins. Photo Credit: CA Greenlee.

"An Idea that Moves," by Grace Rosario Perkins. Photo Credit: CA Greenlee.

Grace Rosario Perkins is an artist based in Oakland CA. Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, she has spent a significant amount of time moving between city centers, the Navajo Nation, and the Gila River Indian Community. 

Grace went to school for video at Mills College but upon finishing she preferred to do more hand-heavy work such as drawing, painting, and making sculpture out of paper mache and plaster. Grace is most interested in disassembling her personal narrative and reassembling it as one that layers words, objects, faces, and signifiers built from cultural dissonance, language, and history. 

She is also a member of Black Salt Collective, an all women of color art collective that received an Alternative Exposure grant in 2013, has had their collaborative work screened in six countries, and recently curated a 30+ artist show titled "Visions into Infinite Archives" at SOMArts in SF that was covered by the SFChronicle, Bad at Sports, KQED, and more.

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