EDUCATION

MFA Painting + Drawing, 2018

University of California, Los Angeles

                             

BFA Painting + Literary Arts Concentration, 2015

European Honors Program, Rome, Italy, 2014

Rhode Island School of Design

   

                         

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

 

Visiting Researcher, Un-Writing Nature II, The Center for Arts, Design, and Social Research (CAD+SR), Spoleto, Italy, 2022-09 to 2022-10

Juror in Poetry, Vermont Studio Center Writing Program, Johnson, VT, 2022-06

Printmaking Instructor, Exceptional Children’s Foundation, South LA Art Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2022-02– 2022-05

Altadena Arts, Aveson School of Leaders, Teaching Artist/ Curriculum Writer, Altadena, CA, 2021-11 – 2022-03

Printmaking Instructor, Exceptional Children’s Foundation, San Pedro Art Center, San Pedro, CA, 2019-04 – 2022-02

Commissioned Installation Artist, Possible Productions, The L Word GQ, Showtime, Los Angeles, CA, 2021-01 – 2021-04

UCLA Teaching Assistant, Advanced Printmaking, Los Angeles, CA, 2017-03 – 2018-06

UCLA Teaching Assistant, Beginning Drawing, Los Angeles, CA, 2017-03 – 2017-06

UCLA Teaching Assistant, Beginning Painting, Los Angeles, CA, 2016-03 – 2016-06

 

 

GROUP & SOLO EXHIBITIONS & POETRY READINGS

Mixed Methodologies, WIRWIR gallery, Picture Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 2022-09         

Writers on the Rise reading series, Vermont Studio Center, Johnston, VT, 2021-09         

She Learned Herself Awake (Solo), Bermudez Projects, Los Angeles, CA, 2021-07         

Frogtown Art Walk, The L Word GQ (Showtime), Los Angeles, CA, 2021               

City Speaks 4, “Inna House” poem, NewTown Arts, Pasadena, CA, 2020-2022     

Black Heritage Exhibition, Gallery Azul, San Pedro, CA, 2020              

The Shape of Support, DAC Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2020              

Doesn’t Whine by Blue Moon (show/reading), Ochi Projects, Los Angeles, CA, 2020              

Etchings, Exceptional Children’s Foundation, San Pedro, CA, 2019              

Soft Shadows, Chen’s, Brooklyn, NY, 2018              

Vermont Studio Center, Open Studios, Johnson, VT, 2018               

ARC I, Navel, Arts Research Collective, Los Angeles, CA, 2018               

Every Unlikely Story (show/reading), Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA, 2018              

New Work, New Release Gallery, New York, NY, 2018              

Graduate Open Studios, UCLA Graduate Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 2018-06         

SoCal MFA Juried Exhibition, Millard Sheets Art Center, Pomona, CA, 2018              

UCLA MFA #1, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2018              

Black Light(show/reading), Otis Graduate Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 2018              

MFA 2018 Preview Exhibition, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2017              

UCLA Academic Conference for English Students (ACES), Poetry Reading & Panel, 2017              

Self-Curated, UCLA Graduate Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 2017              

Graduate Open Studios, UCLA Graduate Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 2017-12         

Graduate Open Studios, UCLA Graduate Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 2017-06          

Graduate Open Studios, UCLA Graduate Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 2016-12         

Graduate Open Studios, UCLA Graduate Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 2016-06         

Graduate Open Studios, UCLA Graduate Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 2015-12         

Senior Degree Project Exhibition, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI, 2015                   

Hot Box, Ice Box, Philadelphia, PA, 2014

Palazzetto Cenci, Rhode Island School of Design, Rome, Italy, 2014

Circolo Degli Artisti, Rome, Italy, 2014

Tiny Biennale, Temple University, Rome Campus, Rome, Italy, 2014

Group Gallery Exhibition, Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI, 2012

Fellowship Student Exhibition, Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI, 2012

Painting Departmental Exhibition, Rhode Island School Design, Providence, RI, 2010

Martel Scholar Solo Exhibition, Contemporary Arts Museum’Houston, Houston, TX, 2010

GRANTS and AWARDS

Un-Writing Nature II Scholarship, The Center for Arts, Design, and Social Research (CAD+SR), 2022

Writers on the Rise Honorarium, Rona Jaffe Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, 2021

Jay Macpherson Literary Arts Endowment, 2021

Fiona Mee Foundation Endowment, 2021

City Speaks 4 Honorarium, NewTown Pasadena Foundation, 2020

UCLA Toby Fund Prize, 2018

Swan Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, 2018

John Baldessari Family Foundation Scholarship, 2017

Westfield Scholarship for Emerging Artists, 2017

Resnick Scholarship, 2015-2017

 

 

RESIDENCIES   

  

El Sur, Mexico City, Mexico, upcoming 2023 

Winter Writers Residency, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Alberta, Canada, upcoming 2023-01 

Un-Writing Nature II, The Center for Arts, Design, and Social Research (CAD+SR), Spoleto, Italy, 2022-09 to 2022-10

Printmaking Artist Residency, Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium, 2022-08 to 2022-09

Picture Berlin, Hybrid online Spring Session 2022, Berlin, Germany, 2022-05

Poetry, Politics, and Embodiment Online, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 2021-09

Summer Writers Residency Online, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 2021-10

Vermont Studio Center Residency, Poetry, Johnson, Vermont, USA, 2018-09

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Shepherd, Kamaria. “Mega Magenta’s Tortured Throne.” SKEW 03: digital hub, Level Ground, Los Angeles, November 2021.

Shepherd, Kamaria. Record of Creative Work. Los Angeles, University of California, 2018.