To prioritize, 2017
"To prioritize black people, to support the struggle, to prop up self love, to hold your loved ones close. To prioritize queer communities, to support trans folks, to prop up P.O.C. artists, to hold time for listening."
Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo received her BFA from California College of the Arts. She has had solo exhibitions at Lago Projects in Oakland, E.M. Wolfman in Oakland, Bolivar Gallery in Los Angeles and upcoming at Deli Gallery in Queens in May 2018. Her work has been included in exhibitions and performances at Betti Ono Gallery, Root Division, Deli Gallery, Southern Exposure, SFMOMA, Kala Art Institute, Osaka Art University and the Berkeley Art Museum. Branfman-Verissimo was a Yozo Hamaguchi fellow at Kala Art institute in 2015 and has been a visiting artist at the College of Design, Architecture, Art Practice at University of Cincinnati, at New York University, and at California College of the Arts. She is the co-founder and lead curator at Nook Gallery, a gallery she started in her home kitchen.