Joseph Cuillier

2017 Create Change Artist-In-Residence


Joseph Cuillier (b. 1988, New Orleans, LA) is a multidisciplinary artist who explores abstraction as a technology, language in space, and the history of Black radical pedagogies through social practice, installation, textile art, and design. Cuillier’s installations use fashion and architecture to render bodies in space and bodies in action in an attempt to bridge gaps between living and form. Currently based in Harlem, NYC where he achieved an MFA from Pratt Institute and is currently a faculty member at Parsons and Pratt.

Cuillier’s work has been exhibited, collected, and presented at New MuseumMoMA Library, Bauhaus DessauBronx Museum of Art, Wallach Gallery at Columbia University, Schafler Gallery at Pratt Institute, among others.

Cuillier has been an artist-in-residence/fellow at Sweet Water Foundation courtesy of the Chicago Architecture BiennialIdeas City NOLAAntennaNew MuseumThe Laundromat Project, and A Blade of Grass.

Cuillier is also the founder and co-director of The Black School, an experimental radical Black art school, and Black Love Fest NYC and HTX.