Jer’Lisa Devezin, Tulane University

Jer’Lisa Devezin

Assistant Professor of Studio Art, Sculpture and Material Studies
123C Woldenberg Art Center


MFA, Southern Methodist University, Studio Art
BA, Dillard University, Studio Art


(b. 1989) Jer’Lisa Devezin is an artist and educator born and raised in the Lower 9th ward of New Orleans, LA. Heavily influenced by her upbringing, Jer’Lisa’s work engages research centering on identity, sexuality, New Orleans bounce culture and vernacular, and socioeconomics. Devezin’s practice integrates ceramic and sculptural processes such as welded steel, woven forms, cast slip, plaster, and metal. Her research on materials such as clay, metal, fibers, and the function of materiality are intentionally used to coexist and initiate conversations between the viewer and the work. Devezin’s work has been exhibited at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas; Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas; Pollock Gallery, Dallas; 500X Gallery, Dallas; Antenna Gallery, New Orleans; Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, and internationally at the Jakmel Ekspresyon Center, Haiti. Devezin received the Aurora Artist Relief Grant, the Talley Dunn Equity in the Arts Fellowship, Tin District Artist Grant, and was an artist in residence at the Joan Mitchell Center.

Jer’Lisa Devezin, Blue
Jer’Lisa Devezin, Beaucoup
Jer’Lisa Devezin, Bobbypin Studies 1–5
Jer’Lisa Devezin, GTF
Jer’Lisa Devezin, Makin’ Groceries
Jer’Lisa Devezin, Keep Her


  • Sculpture I
  • Sculpture II