New Orleans, Louisiana
About Jer’Lisa Devezin
A native of New Orleans, Jer’Lisa Devezin grew up in the Lower Ninth Ward. Having taken an interest in the arts at an early age, she was placed in the Gifted and Talented Visual Arts program in elementary and secondary schools, continuing her studies in art during her high school years. Jer’Lisa entered Dillard University as a visual arts major, where she began to develop her interest in working with mixed media and continued to establish her artistic vision. In 2010, she obtained a scholarship to study anatomy and the human figure at Penland School of Crafts in Penland, NC, using the clay medium. Following graduation from Dillard University in 2011, Devezin obtained an internship with the television series Treme.
Joan Mitchell Center Residency, 2013