Born and raised in a two-piano home built by her parents, Genessa Kealoha is an interdisciplinary artist whose work plays with tension between the 'art world' and popular and consumer culture.


2016 The Art of Living, Solo Show. Milton Art House, Oakland, CA

2013-2014 Affinity Cocktail, three person exhibit. A.Muse Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013 Text Message, group exhibit. The Compound, Oakland, CA

2013 Fictions: The Worlds Writers and Artists Create. a.Muse Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012 What's Your Story? group exhibit. The Compound Gallery and Studios, Oakland, CA

2012 CouRage, group exhibit. ProArts Gallery. Oakland, CA

2011 Memento Mori, group exhibit. Modern Eden Gallery. San Francisco, CA

2011 The Compound Artists’ Annual Group Show. The Compound Gallery and Studios, Oakland, CA

2011 San Francisco State University Senior Exhibition, San Francisco, CA

2010 Genus, Species, group exhibit. Modern Eden Gallery. San Francisco, CA

2009 Video Games, group video exhibit. Artist's Television Access, San Francisco, CA

2002 Oakland Artists, group exhibit. Liminal Gallery. Oakland, CA

2000 Breasts, solo show. Anna Banana’s, Portland, OR

Honors and Awards

2014 Center for Cultural Innovation Quick Grant—awarded for professional arts development

2014 Kala Artist in Residence Award — awarded studio space based on merits of portfolio

2010 Wilbur Eugene Smith Scholarship — awarded for creativity and intellectual curiosity, San Francisco State University

2005 Faculty Honors Award — portfolio based scholarship, California College of the Arts

2003 & 2004 Blue Bear School of Music – Music Scholarship

2003 Francis Lohr Memorial Scholarship - Piano Performance Award, Laney College


San Francisco State University, B.A., Studio Art, minor in Music (fall 2008- spring 2012)

California College of the Arts, Illustration (fall 2005-spring 2006)