Charisse Pearlina Weston (born 1988, Houston, TX) is a Brooklyn-based 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. She received a BA in Art History from the University of North Texas in 2010, an MS in Modern Art: History, Curating and Criticism from the University of Edinburgh’s College of Art in 2011, and an MFA in Studio Art, with a Critical Theory emphasis, from the University of Irvine in 2019. She participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s 2019–2020 Independent Study Program. Her work has been exhibited in group shows at notable venues, including Contemporary Art Museum Houston and Bard College, and in solo presentations at Abrons Art Center, Project Row Houses, Recess, the Moody Center of the Arts at Rice University, and the Queens Museum (forthcoming). She has received awards from notable institutions, including the Artadia Fund for the Arts (2015, Houston), the Dallas Museum of Art’s Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Award (2014), and the Graham Foundation (2021). She was a 2019 Dedalus Foundation Fellow in Painting and Sculpture and, in 2021, a Museum of Art and Design (MAD) Artist Fellow and MAD’s 2021 Burke Prize recipient.