Charisse Pearlina Weston, 'to lift the flesh of its flesh, the bone of its bone (Brockton Trial Court, June 3, 2020, after collapse),' 2022/2023, Slumped and enfolded glass, shattered glass from collapse, photographic decal, lead, 36 x 24 x 29.5 inches, Courtesy of the artist.

Charisse Pearlina Weston

Charisse Pearlina Weston is a conceptual artist and writer whose practice is grounded in a deep material investigation of poetics and the autobiographical in the service of Black people.

Charisse Pearlina Weston (born 1988 in Houston, Texas; lives and works in Brooklyn, New York) received a BA from the University of North Texas, a MSc in Modern Art: History, Curating, and Criticism from the University of Edinburgh’s Edinburgh College of Art, and an MFA in Studio Art, with Critical Theory emphasis, from the University of California-Irvine, in 2019. She is an alumna of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program. Weston was a Studio Museum in Harlem 2022–23 Artist in Residence, a 2023 Jerome Hill Fellow, and a 2023 Hodder Fellow at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University. She has exhibited in group exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum Houston (2020), Jack Shainman Gallery (2022, 2023), Black Melancholia at the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College (2022) and MoMA PS1. She has mounted solo exhibitions at Project Row Houses (2014), Recess (2021), the Moody Center of the Arts at Rice University (2021) and the Queens Museum. Weston has received numerous awards and fellowships. Her hybrid manuscript Awaiting was published in March 2023.