Trécha Gay Jheneall

Artist-Centered Program Associate

Trécha wears a black tshirt and gold necklace with small medallion, and has close-cropped black hair.

Trécha Gay Jheneall is a fluid visual and performance artist born and raised in Jamaica and is based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Trécha provides administrative and event support for the Joan Mitchell Center residency, public programming, and other offerings, while working closely with the Artist-Centered Program Manager on the programs team to provide technical and on-the-ground support of resident artists and visitors.

Trécha studied Interdisciplinary Studio Art at Marylhurst University in Oregon and completed their graduate degree in Studio Arts at the University of New Orleans. Their creative practice considers the action, movement, memories, and homemaking rituals of Afro-Caribbean People as practice towards a liberatory consciousness that is established within collective and individual notions of belonging, nativity, embodiment, and migration.

They have participated in online exhibitions in collaboration with Black Brown Biennale, Alternate Roots and Black Discourse (UK). More recently they have exhibited in their home and local gallery spaces, The Nic and Uptown Laundry.