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American Artist (b. 1989, Altadena; lives and works in New York) attended Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program (2017), received an MFA from The New School (2015), and a BFA from California Polytechnic University, Pomona (2011). Solo exhibitions have been held at REDCAT, Los Angeles (2022); LABOR, Mexico City (2021); Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles (2021); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2020); Queens Museum (2019); Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco (2019); Koenig and Clinton, Brooklyn (2019); and HOUSING, New York (2018). Selected group exhibitions have been held at Museum of Modern Art, New York (2023); Whitney Museum of American Art (2023); The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (2023); Kunsthalle Basel (2021); San Jose Museum of Art (2020); Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin (2020); MoMA PS1, Queens (2020); LC Queisser, Tbilisi (2019); The Studio Museum in Harlem (2019); Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (2019); Performance Space New York (2018); Museum of Contemporary Art  Chicago (2018); 47 Canal, New York (2018); and Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York (2017). Artist is the recipient of a Creative Capital Award (2022), the LACMA Art + Technology Lab grant (2021), and Queens Museum Jerome Foundation Fellowship (2019). They have participated in residencies at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn (2021); Whitney Museum Youth Insights Program, New York (2021); Red Bull Arts, Detroit (2020); ASSEMBLY, Brooklyn (2019); Abrons Art Center, New York (2019); PioneerWorks, Brooklyn (2018); and Denniston Hill, Glen Wild (2018).

Artist’s work is in the collections of Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Marieluise Hessel Collection of Contemporary Art, Annandale-on-Hudson; Kadist Art Foundation; and University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art.