Joseph Liatela is a multimedia artist based in New York City working in performance, sculpture, printmaking, 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) Field Projects (2018) and BRIC (2019). 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, The Kala Institute, Vermont Studio Center, and The Banff Centre.
Upcoming exhibitions and performances include Relic of the Saint at Air Mattress Gallery in New York, Alma Mater: Methods at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, Solo Show[down], at Fort Worth Art Center in Fort Worth, Texas, and Riot at DeStudio in Antwerp.
This fall he will begin pursuing an MFA in New Genres at Columbia University.