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About the Artist

Remelisa Cullitan (Spokane) is a diverse media visual artist focused on expressing narratives of womanhood. She is biracial and works in ceramic, fiber arts, mixed media sculptures, and paintings. Remlisa's first solo exhibition in June 2018, “Working With,” discussed art history and the importance of highlighting women artists by citing the name of the artist she borrowed from.

She received a mini-grant from smArt Ventures for her “Working With” series back in November 2017 during the Artists of Color Expo and Symposium (ACES) in Seattle. She has been a member of Saranac Art Projects, a contemporary artists’ co-op since 2017 and has an upcoming solo show in January 2019. She has two public art pieces in Spokane. In 2016, she received her BFA in studio art and her BA in art history from Eastern Washington University.

Remelisa received 2018 GAP Award funding to support her time to create “Necessities,” a collection of works created from empty tampon and sanitary pad boxes donated by Volunteers of America in Spokane.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.
From the Artist

Being a recipient of this award means more than the financial support and accolades towards my professional arts practice. This support means to me an elevation to the conversation on menstruating bodies. Thank you for supporting my art, and foremost, supporting my mission and focus.

Remelisa Cullitan