Larissa Rogers is an interdisciplinary artist born in Ruckersville, VA working in performance, video, sculpture, and installation. She received her BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University and is currently pursuing her MFA at the University of California Los Angeles. Rogers’ work looks at the intersections of culture, identity, and embedded forms of colonization expressed through perception and psyche. Combining aspects of memory, history, and personal experience, she delves into what is her blackness by addressing ideas of hybridity, authenticity, and visibility as an Afro-Asian woman. As slavery’s ongoing past continues to inform the present, she uses materials that reference past histories and recontextualizes them to articulate ideas surrounding labor, safety, care, healing, resistance, and resilience.