Charisse Pearlina Weston is a Brooklyn-based conceptual artist and writer whose practice is grounded in a deep material investigation of poetics and the autobiographical to explore the delicate intimacies and reticent poetics underlying black life. Her work has been exhibited nationally at notable venues, including Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Abrons Art Center, Project Row Houses, Recess, and the Moody Center of the Arts at Rice University. She has received awards from Artadia Fund For the Arts (Houston), the Dallas Museum of Art’s Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund, and the Graham Foundation. In 2019 she was a Dedalus Foundation Fellow in Painting and Sculpture and a nominee for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. She is currently an Artist Fellow and 2021 Burke Prize Finalist at the Museum of Art and Design. She holds a MFA from the University of California-Irvine and participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program.