Joseph Liatela is a multimedia artist based in New York City working in performance, printmaking, sculpture, and video. His work explores the way we perceive gender, sexuality, the body, memory, trans/queer intergenerational connection, and the self.

They completed their BFA from the Individualized Honors program at California College of the Arts (2017) and have performed/exhibited in numerous galleries, including exhibitions for the the National Queer Arts Festival (2016), the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (2017), SOMArts (2017), Denniston Hill (2017), Human Resources LA (2017), Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (2018), Trestle Gallery (2018), Paul Robeson Galleries (2018), Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (2018), and Field Projects (2018). Liatela’s work has been featured in Artsy, KQED Arts, Strange Fire Collective, and the East Bay Express. They are a recipient of the Zellerbach Family Foundation Community Arts Grant and Vermont Studio Center Merit-Based Fellowship. He has completed residencies at Signal Fire Arts, Denniston Hill Clifford Owens Performance Seminar, La Pocha Nostra Performance Seminar at 18th St Arts Center, the Kala Institute, and Vermont Studio Center. This fall he will be an artist in residence at the Wassaic Project and Denniston Hill on a visual arts fellowship.

Shedding (ecdysis), 2016. Digital Print on Organza. Image Courtesy of the Artist