Tameka Norris at Good Children Gallery

Good Children Gallery
4037 St. Claude Avenue
Saturday & Sunday, 12 pm - 5 pm

Good Children Gallery has turned its space over to a series of P.1.5 collaborations between artists born and raised in New Orleans and artists who have moved to New Orleans from other parts of the country & world. The last two in this series are Stephen Collier and Tameka Norris.

Tameka Norris
“Within my conceptual photographic and video practice, I often stage an exaggerated display of self-mockery and personas, creating tension within the juxtaposition of my body to the objects surrounding it. Located at the intersection of contemporary and popular culture, my performance-based works explore the ways music videos, stereotypes, and the media have defined my perception of race and identity.”


Post-Katrina Self Portraits

“I was living in Los Angeles when Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005. I was studying at Santa Monica College at the time and the semester had just begun. There was an overwhelming sense of helplessness and loss that I experienced. Those first few days were horrible because I hadn’t spoken to my family because it was impossible to reach anyone on a phone. I even experienced guilt of not being there (in the hurricane) when it happened.”  Takema Norris

Post- Katrina Self Portraits consist of images of the artist shot in a Los Angeles photo
shoot that were mounted on board and cut out. These cut-outs were then taken to locations on the Gulf Coast placed within the landscape.

Post Katrina Self Portraits 2008 8x10 (9 digital prints) edition # 1/7
Courtesy the artist and CB1 Gallery



Lives and works in New Haven, CT

2011    Good Children Gallery, curator Dan Cameron, New Orleans, LA

2010     “not just a shelter”, Oxnard College, McNish Gallery, Oxnard, CA
For Your Pleasure, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
To the Window to the Wall, UCLA Undergraduate Senior Exhibition, New Wight Gallery, 
Los Angeles, CA
Lube, Jaus Gallery, curator Martin Durazo, LA, CA
2009     Party at Chris’s House, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, curator Phong Bui, Brooklyn, NY
     UCLA Undergraduate Scholarship Award Exhibition, New Wight Gallery, LA, CA
WWWD (What Would Wayne Do?) The Best Rapper Alive Art Exhibition, Bushwick Star, Brooklyn, NY
UCLA Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, curator, Mark Allen (Machine Project), New Wight Gallery LA, CA
Entitled, UCLA Undergraduate Senior Show, Senior Show New Wight Gallery, New Wight Gallery LA, CA
Open Projector Night, Hammer Museum, LA, CA
True Diva Biennale, Skowhegan, ME
2008     UCLA Undergraduate Scholarship Award Exhibition, New Wight Gallery, LA, CA
UCLA Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, curator, Ali Subotnick (Hammer Museum), New Wight Gallery, LA, CA
Dissent! 1968 to Now, Laband Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, LA, CA
2007     Theories, Moralities and Goals Dripping from Teeth and Nails in Grand Moonlight, UCLA Undergraduate Gallery, LA, CA
2006     Women of Color Explore Homeland, Lucy Florence Gallery, LA, CA

2009    Tameka Norris and Hamilton, “Finding Meaning in College Bound Words Through Visual Art,”  in Arts=Education, Connecting Learning Communities in Los Angeles, Amy Shimshon-Santo and Lauren Salazar (eds.), Lulu. 

2009     School of Arts and Architecture Dean’s Scholarship (merit based) UCLA
Robert and Marion Wilson Award (financial based) UCLA
Emma B. Keller Award (faculty nomination) UCLA
Jo Downing Scholarship, (academic merit and moral character) UCLA
Women’s Faculty Scholarship (merit and need based) UCLA
Lillian Levinson Scholarship  (“In recognition of artistic and academic promise,” for “demonstrating superior achievement”) UCLA
2008     Aubrey Penny Award (faculty nomination) UCLA
John Densmore Award  (rock band, The Door’s drummer award for African American music and art majors) UCLA  
    Robert and Marion Wilson (financial based) UCLA
    Art Council Undergraduate Project Award (travel grant) UCLA
    Emma B. Keller Award (faculty nomination) UCLA
    Jo Downing Scholarship (academic merit and moral character) UCLA
2007     UCLA Scholarship Recognition Award (award to recognize stellar academic achievement)
2003     Santa Monica Photographic Excellence Award (awarded to finalists in Santa Monica College photo show) Santa Monica Community College

2012       MFA, Yale University, New Haven, CT
2010    BA, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2009    Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
2002 -2007    Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA


Watermelon Series  2008 (3 digital prints) 42x28 edition # 1/5
Courtesy the artist and CB1 Gallery