About the Instructor
Amarise Carreras is a photo-based performance artist from Queens, New York City. They received their BFA in Photography and Film from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2018. They examine their past and present history through co-writing narratives that center their matriarchal lineage in relationship to their queer, brown body. They explore identity within their diasporic experience through installation, performance, and documentation. Amarise has shown at Candela Gallery, Side x Side Contemporary, and Transmitter. They are currently featured in Aperture Magazine’s Utopia, Winter 2020, and a 2021 Photography Fellow with En Foco Inc.