Lives and works in Oakland, CA

lukazabv@gmail.com

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Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts with High Distinction, Printmaking, California College of the Arts, Oakland, San Francisco, CA, 2015

Pre-College: Printmaking & Drawing, California College of the Arts, Oakland, San Francisco, CA, 2010

Solo Exhibitions

Is it an altar or a bulletin board?, Little Paper Planes Front Window Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2017

Let's Talk About It Together, NIAD Art Center, Richmond, CA, 2017 

I like the way you look at the brown black blue body, I don’t like how my brown black blue body has been historically looked at, Lago Projects, Oakland, CA, 2016-2017

Falamos Pra Fora, E.M. Wolfman General Bookstore, Oakland, CA, 2015-2016

Traces pt. 2: an Archive of Uncovering, Bolivar Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 2015

Traces, BFA Exhibition, Isabel Percy West Gallery, Oakland, CA, 2015

Selected Group Exhibitions

Black Women Over Breathing, Betti Ono Gallery, Oakland, CA, 2017-18- current

CAMPSITE, Campsite Gallery, Swannanoa, NC, 2017

Visible Range, Deli Gallery, Long Island City, NY, 2017

BLUE/PRINT, Slide Space Gallery, Mills College, Oakland, CA, 2017

RELAY, CTRL+SHFT Gallery, Oakland, CA, 2017

A Call for Beauty, Root Division, San Francisco, CA, 2017

Alma Mater: Alumni Show, Hubbell Street Galleries, San Francisco, CA, 2016

Kala's Artist' Annual, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, 2016

Present Ground, Hayes Valley Art Works, San Francisco, CA, 2016

POP UP, CTRL+SHFT Gallery, Oakland, CA, 2016

Family Portraits, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA, 2016

Show #1, Nook Gallery, Oakland, CA, 2016

Kala's Artist' Annual, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, 2015

Yozo Hamaguchi Printmaking Scholarship Award Exhibition, Juried by Mikae Hara, Carole Jeung and David Salgado, Isabel Percy West Gallery, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA, 2014

Osaka Exchange, Sky Campus Gallery, Osaka University of the Arts, Osaka, Japan, 2014

Artist’s Books and Cookies, Ooga Booga Book Store, Los Angeles, CA, 2014

Performances

Looking at Bright Yes, 3x Performance Series, New Life, Oakland, CA, 2017

Point by Point: ROOTED AMERICA, New York University, New York City, NY, 2017

Reading Black, Performance Primer, Oakland, CA, 2016

User Agreement with Lucky Dragons, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA, 2016

Stories from Gee’s Bend & St. Helena Island, Bread & Puppet Theatre, Glover, VT, 2016

Point by Point: ROOTED AMERICA, Long Island University- Flatbush Campus, Brooklyn, NY, 2016

Point by Point: ROOTED AMERICA, Pseudo, Anti and Total Dance: Salta + Aunts= BAMPFA, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, 2016

Oil and Candle Book Release, Curated by Timeless, Infinite Light Press, Diesel Books, Oakland, CA, 2016

4x40 (40 artists 4 minute duration), Curated by Chris Sollars, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, 2015

Groundswell, Curated by Suchi Branfman, Highways Performance Space at 18th street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA, 2014

Residencies

Vermont Studio Center, Johnston, VT, 2017

Our Gallery is Your Living Room Residency, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA, 2016

Sedona Artist Colony, Sedona Art Center/Valley Verde School, Sedona, AZ, 2016

Hamaguchi Fellowship, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, 2015

Rooted America, 31 States in the United States, 2015

123 Residency, San Francisco, CA, 2014

selected Professional activities

"The Diaspora of the Color Blue", PLACE TALKS, Season 4, Prelinger Library. San Francisco, CA, 2017

Guest Lecturer, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA 2016-17

Visiting Artist/Lecturer, College of Design, Architecture, Art Practice at University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2017

Visiting Artist, New York University, New York City, NY, 2017

Bibliography

Weston Teruya "(Un)making Episode 9: Lukaza Brandman-Verissimo"Art Practical, April 28, 2017

Sarah Burke"The Politics of Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo's Brown, Black, Blue Body"KQED Arts, January 19, 2017

art practical "'pick of the day: i like the way you look at the brown black blue body, i don’t like how my brown black blue body has been historically looked at'' daily serving art practical, november 18, 2016

Monica Westin and Danica Sachs “The Bay Area Artist-Run (and Artist-Centered) Galleries You Need to Know” Artsy, August 10, 2016

Sarah Burke "Spinning Sculptures into Stories" East Bay Express, December 9, 2015

Deborah Krieger "Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo" Printeresting, June 10, 2014