Joseph Liatela is a multimedia artist based in New York City working in performance, printmaking, sculpture, and video. His work explores the way we perceive the body, gender, sexuality, memory, trans/queer intergenerational connection, and the self.  

They completed their BFA with distinction 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), Trestle Gallery (2018), Paul Robeson Galleries (2018), Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (2018) and Field Projects (2018).  Liatela’s work has been featured in Artsy, SF MoMA’s Open Space, KQED Arts, Strange Fire Collective, and the East Bay Express. They are a recipient awards and fellowships from the Zellerbach Family Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, The Wassaic Project, Denniston Hill, California College of the Arts, and Banff Centre. He has completed residencies at Signal Fire Arts, Denniston Hill Clifford Owens Seminar, Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s La Pocha Nostra Performance Seminar, The Kala Institute, and Vermont Studio Center.

This spring he received the Mary E. Hofstetter Legacy Scholarship for Excellence in Visual Arts and will be an artist in residence at the Banff Centre. Upcoming exhibitions include The Other Is You at BRIC and On Site at Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.

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