EDUCATION

2017 BFA California College of the Arts, Individualized Honors Program, Oakland, CA

2011 Coursework in Studio Arts, Mills College, Oakland, CA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Surface Tension, Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco, CA

2017 Emergence, Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland, CA

2016 Proximity, New Orleans Community Print Shop Gallery, New Orleans, LA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 Our Souls To Keep: Online Exhibition, curated by Lissa Rivera, Field Projects, New York, NY

2018 4th Annual Juried Exhibition, LA ArtCore, Los Angeles, CA

2018 It’s Time, curated by Anuradha Vikram, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

2018 Dressed, Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

2018 It Went Like This: The Skyline Was Beautiful On Fire, Alumni Hall Gallery at Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT

2018 Introductions, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2017 Drivers, Impulsers, Human Resources Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

2017 Open House: Clifford Owens Seminar, Curated by Clifford Owens, Denniston Hill, Woodridge, NY

2017 Pressing On, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA  

2017 Commencement Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2017 Etchings, Blattner Print Studio, Oakland, CA

2017 We’re Still Working, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

2016 Nothing Is Exceptional/Everything Is Exceptional, College Avenue Galleries, Oakland, CA

2016 Flexible Horizons: Bodies in Transit, National Queer Arts Festival, Qulture Collective, Oakland, CA

2015 In Residence: Our Gallery is Your Living Room, Oliver Art Center, Oakland, CA

2014 This Exhibition is Trans-Friendly, North Gallery, Oakland, CA

2014 Science in the Studio, College Avenue Galleries, Oakland, CA

2013 Sisters, Buttonwood Tree Gallery, Middletown, CT

2012 The New Look, Oliver Art Center, Oakland, CA

 

SCREENINGS

2017 San Francisco Transgender Film Festival, San Francisco, CA

2016 National Queer Arts Festival, Oakland, CA

 

SELECTED PERFORMANCES

2018 Bronx Academy of Art and Dance, ITINERANT Performance Art Festival, The Bronx, NY

2018 Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions for Guillermo Gómez-Peña & La Pocha Nostra, Los Angeles, CA

2017 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2017 Denniston Hill, Woodridge, NY

2017 SomArts, San Francisco, CA

2016 California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

2014 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts for Gabriella Davis, San Francisco, CA

 

ARTIST LECTURES

2018 Artist Talk, Kunstraum Gallery and Studios, Brooklyn, NY

2018 Site Visit, New York Arts Practicum, New York, NY

2018 Artist Talk for Dressed Group Exhibition, Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

2018 Artist Talk with Julian Carter, Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco, CA

2017 Guest Critic/Lead Discussant, ONE + ONE + TWO Collective, San Francisco, CA

2017 Artist Talk, Representation, Public Fantasy, and the Transgender Body, Sacramento State University, Sacramento, CA

2017 Artist Talk, Representation, Public Fantasy, and the Transgender Body, Sacramento City College, Sacramento, CA

2015 Panelist, FemSex Panel, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

2014 Panelist LADYFEST, Lady Fest Bay Area, Berkeley, CA

 

AWARDS/GRANTS

2019 Vermont Studio Center Full Fellowship, Johnson VT (forthcoming)

2018 Denniston Hill Visual Arts Fellowship, Woodridge, NY

2017 Zellerbach Family Foundation Community Arts Grant, San Francisco, CA

2017 Vermont Studio Center Merit Scholarship Award, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2017 Juror’s Pick Award, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

2011 Mills Student Leadership Award, Mills College, Oakland, CA

 

RESIDENCIES

2019 Vermont Studio Center, Full Fellowship, Johnson, VT (forthcoming)

2018 The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY (forthcoming)

2018 Denniston Hill, Visual Arts Fellowship, Woodridge, NY (forthcoming)

2018 La Pocha Nostra Performance Seminar, Los Angeles, CA

2017 Vermont Studio Center, Merit Scholarship, Johnson, VT

2017 Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

2017 Denniston Hill Clifford Owens Seminar, Woodridge, NY

2017 Signal Fire Arts, Portland, OR

2016 New York Arts Practicum, New York, NY

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

“The Poetry Brothel Problem.” SF MoMA Open Space, 4 Oct. 2018, https://openspace.sfmoma.org/2018/10/the-poetry-brothel-problem/

"Q&A: Joseph Liatela & Dorothy Santos." Strange Fire Collective, 1 Feb. 2018, http://www.strangefirecollective.com/qa-jl-ds

Seikaly, Roula. “A Personal Transformation Becomes Public in ‘Surface Tension’.” KQED Arts, 23 Jan. 2018, https://ww2.kqed.org/arts/2018/01/23/surface-tension-joseph-liatela-center-for-sex-and-culture/

Small, Zachary. “These Trans and Queer Artists Are Challenging Popular Notions of Strength.” Artsy, 17 Oct. 2017, https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-trans-artists-challenging-popular-notions-strength

“We’re Still Working Interview: Joseph Liatela.” SomaArts, 14 Feb. 2017, http://www.somarts.org/josephliatelaartistinterview/

Seikaly, Roula. “Oft-Maligned Sex Workers Defy Judgement in ‘We’re Still Working’.” KQED Arts, 1 Feb. 2017, https://ww2.kqed.org/arts/2017/02/01/on-and-off-our-backs-were-still-working-the-art-of-sex-work-at-somarts/

Burke, Sarah. “We’re Still Working: The Art of Sex Work At SOMArts.” East Bay Express, 24 Jan. 2017, https://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/were-still-working-the-art-of-sex-work/Content?oid=509130