Joseph Liatela is a multimedia artist working in performance, sculpture, printmaking, and video. His work explores the way we perceive gender, sexuality, the body, memory, trans/queer intergenerational connection, and the self.
They completed their BFA from the Individualized Honors program at California College of the Arts (2017) and have performed/exhibited in numerous galleries, including exhibitions for the the National Queer Arts Festival (2016), the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (2017), SOMArts (2017), Denniston Hill (2017), Human Resources LA (2017), Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (2018) and was selected as a participant in the New York Arts Practicum (2016). Liatela’s work has been featured in Artsy, KQED Arts, Strange Fire Collective, and the East Bay Express. They are a recipient of the Zellerbach Family Foundation Community Arts Grant, Vermont Studio Center Merit-Based Scholarship, California College of the Arts’ Commencement Exhibition Award, and the Mills Student Leadership Award. He has completed residencies at Signal Fire Arts in Portland, Oregon, Denniston Hill in Woodridge, New York, Guillermo Gómez-Peña's La Pocha Nostra Performance Seminar at 18th St Arts Center in Los Angeles, Kala Institute in Berkeley, California, and Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont.
Upcoming performances and exhibitions include Dressed at Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University, it went like this: the skyline was beautiful and on fire at Vermont College of Fine Arts, and performing at Bronx Academy of Art and Dance for ITINERANT Performance Art Festival in New York City.
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