Juliette Perine Myers
2023 Early-Career Research + Development Grantee | $2,500
Investigating Chinese Ancestry
This project will be an exploration of Juliette’s Chinese ancestry and an investigation of her family history by learning about Chinese mythology, history, and traditional art practices. She hopes to develop a stylistic and thematic vocabulary that will influence her artistic practice. Her focus as an artist revolves around uplifting BIPOC and marginalized communities, utilizing ancestral knowledge, decolonizing our relationship to land, and creating space for joy. Understanding her ancestral Chinese roots is an effort in decolonization and challenging Western norms that she hopes to carry in her personal, as well as public and community artwork moving forward.
Juliette Perine Myers is a queer, mixed-race, Chinese-American mosaic artist, muralist, and community artist based out of south Minneapolis. Juliette’s approach is rooted in story-telling, decolonizing relationships to land, creating space for joy, and using a critical race theory lens to unravel generational and systemic problems to imagine a new path forward. In addition to her independent work as mosaic artist and muralist, she has also been an artist’s assistant and mosaic teacher at Mosaic On A Stick since 2018, and has been a part of the BIPOC mural collective, Creatives After Curfew since 2020. She received her B.A. in Studio Art and Psychology from Macalester College in 2017, and has shown work in galleries in Minnesota including the Community Commons at Minneapolis Institute of Art, Law Warshaw Gallery, Fresh Eye Gallery, and in the Museo di Anthropologia in Florence, Italy. She also assisted Lori Greene in creating the country’s first memorial to survivors of sexual violence on Boom Island in 2020.
Forecast has been offering early-career artist grants supported by Jerome Foundation since 1989. In addition to funding, Forecast is dedicated to providing professional development and learning opportunities designed to assist emerging artists as they experiment/ hone their practices, and cultivate careers in the field. Forecast mid- and early-career grants are designed to support independent projects, leadership development, professional development, risk-taking, multidisciplinary approaches, and collaborative problem-solving in the field of public art.
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