Evita Tezeno (b. 1960, Port Arthur, Texas) is a graduate of Lamar University and lives and works in Dallas. She is the recipient of the 2023 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Fine Arts from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in New York.
Recent solo exhibitions include Out of Many (2023) at the Houston Museum of African American Culture, Houston, TX; My Life, My Story (2022) and Better Days (2021), at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles; Memories Create Our Yesterdays and Tomorrows (2019) at the Thelma Harris Gallery, Oakland, CA; #Us Too: Phenomenal Women (2019) at the African American Museum, Dallas, TX; Memories That Speak to My Soul (2018), Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA; Thoughts of Time Gone By (2017) and Memories From Yesterday (2014), at the Peg Alston Gallery in New York, NY. Selected two-person exhibitions include Sharing Memories (2021), featuring Tezeno and Jas Mardis, at the ArtCentre of Plano, Plano, TX; and Piece by Piece (2020), including the artistry of Carolyn Crump, at Just Lookin’ Gallery, Hagerstown, MD.
Tezeno’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, African American Museum of Dallas, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA; Embassy of the Republic of Madagascar; Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH; Bill and Christy Gautreaux Collection, Kansas City, MO; Arthur Lewis, Los Angeles, CA; Rodney M. Miller Collection, New York, NY; Jorge M. Pérez Collection / El Espacio 23, Miami, FL; and The Bunker: The Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, Palm Beach, FL, among others.