Charisse Pearlina Weston (b. 1988, Houston, TX; lives and works in Brooklyn) is a conceptual artist and writer whose work emerges from deep material investigations of the symbolic and literal curls, layerings, and collapses of space, poetics, and the autobiographical. She is an alumna of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program (2019-2020).
She has exhibited in group shows at Contemporary Art Museum, Houston (2020), Jack Shainman Gallery’s The School (2022), and the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College (2022). She exhibited in solo exhibitions at Abrons Art Center (2020), Project Row Houses (2014, 2015), Recess (2021), the Moody Center of the Arts at Rice University (2021), and the Queens Museum (fall 2022). She has received awards/fellowships from Artadia Fund for the Arts (Houston, 2015), the Dallas Museum of Art (2014), the Dedalus Foundation (MFA Fellowship, 2019), the Harpo Foundation (2021), the Graham Foundation (2021), and the Museum of Art and Design (Artist Fellow, 2021). In 2021, she received the Museum of Art and Design (MAD)’s 2021 Burke Prize. She will be a Fields of the Future Fellow at Bard Graduate School in Fall 2022.