Artist Profile - Remelisa Cullitan
Remelisa Cullitan is a professional visual artist from Spokane, WA. They are a Filipnix American, queer, non-binary individual whose pronouns are they/them/theirs. In 2016, they received their Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art and their Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Eastern Washington University with honors, Magna Cum Laude. Cullitan has been exhibiting their work since 2015 and has three public art pieces throughout Spokane, WA. In 2019, their work was selected as Director’s Choice for 30 Under 30 at Viridian Artists Inc in New York, NY, and also at Synergy: From Manila to Acapulco at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago, IL.
Cullitan has curated for the Chase Gallery, their city’s public art space on contract for one year, and currently on the Chase Gallery’s selection panel for the past two years. Cullitan is the co-creator of GlitterCouch, an art project transformed into a platform for interviewing artists and activating art events. In 2018, they were a recipient of the Artist Trust Grant for Artist Project (GAP) for their project “Necessities” which focuses on the need for accessibility for menstruation products by making everyday, necessary items out of empty tampon boxes donated by their local women’s homeless shelter. In 2020, they collaborated with 15 other BIPOC artists on Spokane’s Black Lives Matter mural. They are a proud, queer advocate for the arts as an active Spokane Arts Commission board member since the beginning of 2020.