Lives and Works in Los Angeles, CA

Representation: Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

Master of Fine Art - University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Continuing Studies - School of Visual Art, New York, NY
Bachelor of Science - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA


2021 Facebook Artist in Residence, San Francisco, CA
2020 Residency Awarded, ACRE
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
2013 Resnick Fellowship


2021 A Season in the Wilderness - Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2020 Contemporary Identities - Launch LA, Los Angeles, CA
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

2021 I Am Here - Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, Las Vegas, NV
2021 Differential Ontology - Wonzimer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2020 Archive Machines - Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2020 Stay With Me - Luis De Jesus, Gallery Platform LA, Los Angeles, CA

2020 Sanctuary - California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2019 Vision Board - Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2019 100 Projects - Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

2018 REMEMBRANCE - ROSEGALLERY, Bergamot Station, 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
2015 Year 1 - 5790 Projects, Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, CA
2015 Haunted Landscape - Artshare LA, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Respond - Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
2014 GLAMFA - Max L. Gatov Gallery West, Long Beach, CA

2013 New Works - McGuire Woods Gallery, Washington, DC

2012 The Lost Show - Albert Chau, Brooklyn, NY
2010   Special Exhibition – The Voyeur and the Sociophobe, Projekt 30, Baltimore, MD



2021 Window to the world – Facebook Corporate Headquarters, San Francisco, CA
2020 Guardians – Magic Johnson Community Center, Magic Johnson Park, Los Angeles, CA

2019 New Bodies / New Spaces, Silverlake Conservation, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Haunted Memories, Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, CA

2020 Colorado Photographic Arts Center, CPAC, Denver, CO
2020 SF Cameraworks, San Francisco, CA
2020 Public Programs, CAAM, Los Angeles, CA
2018 University of Granada, 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


"Why Contemporary Artists Are Embracing Spirituality in Their Work", Artsy, August 2021

"Photographers on Photographers", Lenscratch, August 2020

"Sphinx" Oxford American, Summer 2019

"31 Photographers Capture ... Phenomena" Vice, October 2018

"On Death" Humble Art Foundation #58, September 2018

"Introducing Carla Jay Harris" San Diego Voyager, Fall 2018
"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
"Raging at Racism, From Streets to Galleries" New York Times, January 2015



California African American Museum
Crocker Art Museum
USC Fisher Museum of Art
Lancaster Museum of Art and History
Luc LaRochelle Collection, Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts

LA Metro Public Art Collection

General Mills Corporate

Los Angeles County Public Art Collection

Private Collections