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 with Certificate of Excellence, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA, 2014

Solo Exhibitions

2018

Let’s Talk About it Together, Boom Concepts, Pittsburgh, PA (forthcoming)

AS BRIGHT AS YELLOW, Deli Gallery, Long Island City, NY

2017

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

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

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

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

2015

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

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

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018

The Black Woman is God, Ashara Ekundayo Gallery, Oakland, CA

Political Birthdays, Dream Farm Commons, Oakland, CA

All Together Now, San Francisco State University Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Love Comes First, Signal Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo, Sweden

Out of Line, September Gallery, Hudson, NY

Getting to know you/getting to know all about you, Mitsuko’s Studio/Nook Gallery, Los Angeles and Oakland, CA

Vermont Studio Center Alumnx Exhibition, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT

DIAGONAL RESISTANCE //, Northern Arizona University Art Museum, Flagstaff, AZ

WITH NO MEMORIES NO TIES NO PHANTOMS TO TEND FOR, Wave Pool Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

UNTITLED SF (SOMArts Booth), Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

2017

The Black Infinity, No Place Gallery, Columbus, OH

Black Women Over Breathing, Betti Ono Gallery, Oakland, CA

CAMPSITE, Campsite Gallery, Swannanoa, NC

Visible Range, Deli Gallery, Long Island City, NY

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

RELAY, CTRL+SHFT Gallery, Oakland, CA

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

2016

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

Present Ground, Hayes Valley ArtWorks, San Francisco, CA

POP UP, CTRL+SHFT Gallery, Oakland, CA

Family Portraits, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

Show #1, Nook Gallery, Oakland, CA

2015

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

2014

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

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

Special Projects & Commissions

2018

Added Value, Invited Artist, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA

Sea to Sutro, Fog Body Collaborator with Future Farmers, YBCA, San Francisco, CA

Reading Me, Book & Artist Edition, Play Press, Oakland, CA

Featured Artist, People’s Kitchen Collective STREETS Meal, Oakland, CA

Limited Edition of Prints, Google Celebrates Roses in Concrete, Oakland, CA

2017

Limited Edition of Posters, A/U! Special Collections Press, Cincinnati, OH

Performances

2018

Listen to Bright Anger, Listen to Sweet Bright Anger, STNDRD, Acre Residency, Steuben, WI

The Storyteller of the Future says Welcome!, Deli Gallery, Long Island City, NY

INSIDE/OUT: Dancing Through Prison Walls, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA

2017

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

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

2016

Reading Black, Performance Primer, Oakland, CA

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

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

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

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

2015

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

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

Residencies

ACRE Residency, Steuben, WI

SALTA’s Annual Invitational Residency, Dos Rios, CA, 2018

Catalpa Residency, Desert Hot Springs, CA, 2018

Invitational Dry Lake Bed Assembly- Clay Mining Bureau, The Center for land use Interpretation, Hinkley, CA, 2017

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, 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 Residency, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, 2015

Rooted America, 31 States in the United States, 2015

123 Residency, San Francisco, CA, 2014

Selected Professional Activities

Visiting Artist, Mills College, Oakland, CA, 2018

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

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

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

Art Lab Workshop Coordinator, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA, 2017-ongoing

New Life Quarterly Magazine Visual Arts Editor, Wolfman Bookstore, Oakland, CA, 2017- ongoing

Teaching Artist, NIAD Art Center, Richmond, CA, 2017-ongoing

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

CTRL+SHFT Collective Member, Oakland, CA, 2016-ongoing

Lead Curator/Director, Nook Gallery, Oakland, CA, 2015- ongoing

Studio Education Coordinator, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA, 2015-2017

Bibliography

Lou Fancher “Best Artist with Something to Say: Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo” East Bay Express, August 15, 2018

Sarah Hotchkiss “Bask in Bay Area Art: The Summer Show Edition” KQED, May 14, 2018

Danielle Wright “SHINE, an Interview with Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo” Nat. Brut, May 1, 2018

Eda Yu “West Oakland Collective CTRL+SHFT Carves Out Space for Underrepresented Artists” KQED, August 3, 2017

Andrew Nunes “A Vibrant Group Show Celebrates Rainbows” Creators:VICE, July 21, 2017

Sarah Hotchkiss “There’s no ‘I’ in RELAY, Where the Emerging Art Scene is a Team Sport” KQED, May 16, 2017

Sarah Burke “Amid Ferocious San Francisco Rental Market, Apartment Galleries Proliferate” Artsy, March 15, 2017

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

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

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