Grace Rosario Perkins

Grace Rosario Perkins (Diné/Akimel O’odham) (b. 1986, Santa Fe, New Mexico / Lives and works Brooklyn, New York) is a self-taught painter who has spent 15 years as an arts educator and most recently served as Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at Mills College, Oakland, CA. Some recent sites of engagement include MOCA Tucson, Cushion Works, ONE Archives, Residency Art Gallery, Oakland Museum, Mills College, Cooper Union, The San Francisco Art Institute, and the University of New Mexico. Perkins has been nominated for a United States Arts Fellowship and SFMOCA’s SECA Award.

Birthday Party, 2023
acrylic, spray paint, and bay leaves on canvas
77 x 60 inches
private collection
Now I’m Makin Money and It’s Good To Be Single, To Mingle With the Ladies While Their Earrings Jingle, 2023 
acrylic, spray paint, horsehair, fake eyelashes, paper, rose petals, mirror, datura seeds, sand, bubble packaging, sharpie, cut canvas, and adhesive on canvas 
66.25 x 67 x 1.5 inches 
What Do You Know About Symbiotic Celestial Bodies?, 2023
acrylic, spray paint, wild rue, paper, napkin, sharpie, money drawing incense in plastic, altar oils, sticker, adhesive, cut canvas, and mirror on canvas 
37.5 x 27 x 1.5 inches 
The Landline is Disconnected But She Still Knows How Big It is, 2023
acrylic and spray paint on canvas
54 x 41.5 inches
private collection
Writing a Libretto 2gether, 2023
acrylic, spray paint, paper, plaster, opal, and ocotillo on canvas 
39 x 27 x 1.5 inches 
This is a Painting about Marv Johnson’s ‘Come to Me’, 2023
acrylic, spray paint, enamel, paper, salt, flower essence, and copal on canvas
49 x 36 inches