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Charisse Pearlina Weston is a Houston-based artist and writer. Her work focuses on the deconstruction and reconfiguration of language, representation, and history through the manipulation of various mediums including video, photography, and printed text. She has exhibited and performed in various venues including Project Row Houses, the Lawndale Art Center, and DiverseWorks, and has participated in residencies at Alabama Song Houston, Sunblossom Residency (organized by Carrie Schneider), Vermont Studio Center, and Atlantic Center for the Arts. She has received awards from the Artadia Fund for the Arts, the Santo Foundation, the Sally Mead Hands Foundation, and the Dallas Museum of Art’s Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund. She will be attending the University of California-Irvine as a MFA in Art candidate this Fall.

During her residency at Elsewhere, Weston created Politics Surrounded.