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R.L. Muas (b. 1991) is a first-generation Hmong/American interdisciplinary artist, graphic designer, and curator residing on Ohlone land. Working in zines, 3D/2D motion design, immersive audiovisual installation and performance, their projects intersect queer insurrectionary thought and a DIY ethos to further shape ideologies on liberated futures. Their visions, while informed by academic research and the digital landscape, is not without the invaluable compassion, mutual aid, and care experienced within community organizing and chosen family. By situating collaboration at the center of their practice, they bridge the connections between collective memory and the self in autonomous place-making. 

Outside of the arts, they are an M.A. Candidate in Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University and co-founder of SAMA Collective, a QTPOC worker-owned cafe and curatorial project dedicated to building community at the axis of identity, creativity and labor. 



UPCOMING

AUGUST 24 - DE/CODE: Ritual, Futurity, and Autoethnographic Practice

The Growlery, San Francisco, CA

AUGUST 16 & 17 - Rebooting the Future: Multimedia & Performance Festival

SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

MAY 31 - JUNE 29 Love, Aswang

Curated by Kimberley Acebo Arteche
Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

RECENT AWARDS

2019

Southern Exposure, Alternative Exposure Grant

The Growlery SF Artist Residency

2018

SOMArts Cultural Center Curatorial Residency

Zellerbach Family Foundation Grant

Asian American Women Artists Association Emerging Curator Fellow