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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 Hoyt Fellowship
2014 Martha Matthias Denny Fellowship

2013 UCLA Art Council Award
2013 Resnick Fellowship



2023 Constellation - XELA Institute, Long Beach, CA
2023 Flight - Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles, CA
2022 Bitter Earth - Gallery 310, Marietta College, Marietta, OH
2022 A Season in the Wilderness - Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA

2021 Window to the World – Facebook Corporate Headquarters, San Francisco, CA

2021  A Season in the Wilderness - Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2020 Self in Motion - Los Angeles Metro, Los Angeles, CA
2020 Contemporary Identities - Launch LA, Los Angeles, CA
2020 Guardians – Magic Johnson Community Center, Magic Johnson Park, 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

2023 A Yellow Rose, Dallas Center for Photography, Dallas, TX
2022 Shaper, Mehle Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2022 We Are - Passages Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2021 Focus - The Armory Show, New York, NY
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


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

2021 University of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
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


"Editor's Letter: A Rhythm Nation", Oxford American, December 2021

"Lucky",  Evergreen Review, November 2021

When the present does not add up, artists look to the future", The Art Newspaper, September 2021

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

"Meet an Artist", LA Weekly, August 2020
"Photographers on Photographers", Lenscratch, August 2020

"Sweet Things", Oxford American, June 2019

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

"On Death", Humble Art Foundation, September 2018

"Introducing Carla Jay Harris" San Diego Voyager, Fall 2018
"32 Artists Consider the Privileges and Burdens of American Citizenship" Hyperallergic, January 2017
"Critics Pick: S/Election" Artforum, Winter 2016
"Carla Jay Harris" Create Magazine, Winter 2016
"Building Home" PDN Magazine, December 2015
"The Profound Stillness of Carla Jay Harris" Daily Serving, July 2015



California African American Museum

Creative Artist Agency
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 Collection

Los Angeles County Public Art Collection

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