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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 expanding digital landscape, are not without the influence of community and chosen family. By situating collaboration, compassion, and mutual aid at the center of their practice, they bridge the connections between collective memory and the self in autonomous place-making. 

They are the co-founder and former member of SAMA Collective, a QTPOC worker-owned cafe and curatorial project dedicated to building community at the axis of identity, creativity and labor. Currently they are working to complete their M.A. in Ethnic Studies with emphasis in Visual Culture at San Francisco State University.


 

UPCOMING

September - December: On Hiatus

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, 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