Lanecia Rouse Tinsley is a multidisciplinary artist who splits time between Houston, TX, and Richmond, VA. Her portfolio includes a range of abstract painting, photography, teaching, writing, speaking, and curatorial projects for various non-profit organizations.
Lanecia was recently a Artists on Site: Series 3 Artist-in-Residence at the Asia Society HTX and the 2020-2021 Artist-in-Residence for the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL) at Rice UniversityShe is the Artist-in-Residence at Holy Family HTX (2017-Present). She is a Co-founding Creative Director for the ImagiNoir Equity Group, an international alliance and community development and equity group of black activists, artists, writers, scholars, philanthropists, and educators. In addition, she is the Director of Justice and the Arts with projectCURATE. She is also a member of the Curation Team of the Lanecia Rouse Tinsley Gallery of Holy Family HTX.
Lanecia has exhibited at Urban Zin Gallery, New York City, NY (2021 + 2022), The Brooklyn Collective, Charlotte, NC (2021 + 2022), Monterroso Gallery, Houston, TX (2022), Duke University Chapel (2022) ; Collect it for the Culture, Houston, TX; Houston First Corporation, Houston, TX (2021); Inman Gallery, Houston, TX (2020); Project Row Houses, Houston, TX (2020); Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI; Forth and Nomad Gallery, Houston, TX (2019); American Church in Paris, Paris, France where she did a 1-month residency (2018); and Fourth Chapter Gallery, Kansas City, MO (2017 + 2021).
Lanecia is a graduate of Duke University Divinity School and Wofford College.
Aside from shows/exhibitions, you can see her work at the Hardy + Nance Streets in Houston, TX and High Dawn Studios in Richmond, VA.
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My artistic practice is contemplative, exploratory and improvisational in nature. In my work, I explore the language possibilities of materials and photography as I build mixed media collage works that point towards alternative ways for viewing and knowing human experiencing. I sit with questions and draw upon memory, poetry/literature, sociopolitical realities, theology and history to create art composed of mostly-found or discarded materials that reflect the textured ideas, complex realities, emotions, dreams, longings, questions, possibilities and beauty that make up the storied layers of the human experience.