Calida Rawles (b.1976, Wilmington, DE, lives and works in Los Angeles, CA) received a B.A. from Spelman College, Atlanta, GA (1998) and an M.A. from New York University, New York, NY (2000). Solo exhibitions include Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY; Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA and Standard Vision, Los Angeles, CA. Her work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions including View From Here, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Art Finds a Way, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL; Visions in Light, Windows on Wallis, Beverly Hills, CA; Presence, Fullerton College Art Gallery, Fullerton, CA; With Liberty and Justice for Some, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Sanctuary City: With Liberty and Justice for Some, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA; LACMA Inglewood + Film Lab, Inglewood, CA; and Living off Experience, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY. Rawles recently created the cover art for Ta-Nehisi Coates’s debut novel, The Water Dancer. Her work is included in the public collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; Dallas Museum of Art, TX; and the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY.