Lives and Works in Los Angeles, CA and Washington, DC


Master of Fine Art - University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Science - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA


2017 Curatorial Grant, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
2017 Grant Recipient, Pasadena Art Alliance
2015 Finalist Mark Moore Family Trust Prize
2015 Hoyt Fellowship
2014 Martha Matthias Denny Fellowship
2013 UCLA Art Council Award
2012 Resnick Fellowship


2017 Desert Cotton Works - Moorpark Gallery, Moorpark College, Ventura, CA
2015 Conspicuous Absence - Sonce Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Inconspicuous Presence - New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


2018 Black Matters - 72&Sunny, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Dialogues – Musee Des Beaux Arts De Sherbrooke, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
2016 99 Problems - The Southern, Charleston, SC
2016 S/Election - Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Without Sketch or Design - Launch LA, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Play - Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Year 1 - 5790 Projects, Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, CA
2015 Hidden/Talent - Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, CA
2015 W.T.M.H. - Gallery H, Hawthorne, CA
2015 Haunted Landscape - Artshare LA, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Respond - Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
2014 MFA Preview – New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
2014 GLAMFA - Max L. Gatov Gallery West, Long Beach, CA
2014 New Works - McGuireWoods Gallery, Washington, DC
2013 The Lost Show - Albert Chau, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Fall12 - The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ
2012 "Projekt 30" Special Exhibition - The Voyeur and the Sociophobobe, Baltimore, MD


2017 Haunted Memories, Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, CA


2018 International Conference on the Inclusive Museum, Granada, Spain
2017 Associate Art Department, Moorpark College, Ventura, CA
2016 Public Programs, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Fellows of Contemporary Art, Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, CA
2014 Undergraduate Art Department, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA


"32 Artists Tackle the Privileges and Burdens of American Citizenship" Hyperallergic, January 2017
"Critics Pick: S/Election" Artforum, Winter 2016
"Carla Jay Harris" Create Magazine, Winter 2016
"The Story of A Room" Artillery Magazine, Fall 2016
"Featured Artist" Saatchi Art, Fall 2016
"Carla Jay Harris" Focal Point, Crusade for Art, Spring 2016
"Mother" Fresh Paint, Winter 2016
"Exposures-Constructions" PDN Magazine, December 2015
"In Conversation" Or Does it Explode, December 2015
"The Profound Stillness of Carla Jay Harris" Daily Serving, July 2015
"Artist Profile" For Example, May 2015
"Inconspicuous Presence" Daily Bruin, April 2015
"Glow" Halation Magazine, January 2015
"Split" Les Femmes Folles, January 2015
"Raging at Racism, From Streets to Galleries" New York Times, January 2015
“A slightly different American Experience” Our Weekly Los Angeles, August 2013


Private Collections
University of California, Los Angeles, CA
John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Lifetime Brands Corporate Collection, Garden City, NY
The Avon Foundation, New York, NY