Grace Rosario Perkins

Grace Rosario Perkins (b. 1986, Santa Fe, NM, lives and works in Albuquerque) is a self-taught Diné/Akimel O’odham painter interested in disassembling her personal narrative through layered words, objects, colors, and signs. Recent exhibitions include her first solo museum exhibition, The Relevance of Your Data (MOCA Tucson, curated by Laura Copelin, 2022), which featured large-scale paintings alongside contributions from Lonnie Holley, Fox Maxy, Olen Perkins, and Eric-Paul Riege; and Best Western, Santa Fe (2023). Two -person and group shows include Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis (2023); Marvin Gardens, New York (2023); Oakland Museum of California (2019); and ONE Archives, Los Angeles (2021). Perkins most recently served as an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at Mills College.

Forgiveness (detail), 2022
Acrylic, spray paint, bingo cards, ink, and bumper sticker, 46 x 57½ inches

Cushion Works Exhibitions
Grace Rosario Perkins, Hermit’s Lamp