The Back Room

Grace Rosario Perkins

(born 1986, Santa Fe NM, Diné/Akimel O’odham)

Based in Albuquerque but having spent most of her life moving between city centers, the Navajo Nation, and the Gila River Indian Community, Grace Rosario is interested in using maximal painting to create works that are imbued with cultural and autobiographical metaphor.

A former film student and a self-taught painter, Grace considers her time as an arts educator her “art school.” Grace has fifteen+ years experience as an educator and art facilitator working with adults with disabilities, elders in hospice, youth at after school programs, as well as teaching art an an inpatient rehabilitation center, and college level Painting and Drawing at Mills College, Oakland.