Genevieve Gaignard

Genevieve Gaignard is a Los Angeles–based multidisciplinary artist whose work focuses on installation, sculpture, collage, and photographic self-portraiture to explore race, femininity, and class. As a biracial woman in the United States, Gaignard investigates the aesthetic and cultural divide between black and white, a chasm as palpable as it is “invisible.” She interrogates notions of passing by positioning her own female body as the chief site of exploration, challenging viewers to navigate the powers and anxieties of intersectional identity. Her work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions, at venues including the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the California African American Museum. Gaignard received her BFA in photography from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and her MFA in photography from Yale University.

Treat Yo Self

Mixed media on panel, 2020 I created Treat Yo Self for the 2020 Frieze LA art fair. I had a solo booth with my gallery, Vielmetter Los Angeles, titled Look At Them Look At Us,…