JaLeel Marques Porcha

B. 2001 Fort Riley, KS

Lives and works in New Brunswick, NJ


2025 (expected) Master of Fine Arts, Visual Arts
Rutgers Mason Gross School of Art, New Brunswick, NJ

2023 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography & Sculpture
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Solo Exhibitions

2023  Feel It, Red Eye Gallery, Providence, RI
2022  High Interrogation, Griffin Museum Virtual Gallery

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024 (forethcoming) CLOUDS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL THAT I CAN BITE MY TOES. Skylab Gallery, Columbus, OH
Dreams I Imagined, Elevated Thought, Lawrence, MA Poetics of Counter-Archives, Der Greif Guest Room, Online

2023 Sublime Periphery, Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ
To Harvest a Dream Buried in Dust-On Care and Blackness, IA&A at Hillyer, Washington, DC
Senior Invitational, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI
Senior Sculpture Exhibition, Dye House, Providence, RI 
Senior Photography Exhibition, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
1,000,000 Grit, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

2022  Expressing the Internal: The Self beyond the Selfie, Analog Forever
300 Years of Sculpture: Selections from the Scultpure Department, Prov Wash Gallery,  Providence, RI
Objects and Non-Objects, Prov Wash Gallery, Providence, RI
Of Soiled Bodies, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI

2021 THERE IS NO WHY, Red Eye Gallery, Providence, RI
Memories and How We Hold Them, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI
PRIDE,  The Plaxall Gallery, Long Island City, NY
Something’s Missing, The Bakery Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
Getting Small, Red Eye Gallery, Providence, RI
GATHER, University Hall Gallery, Boston,  MA


Artist Talks

2024 Behind The Image, Der Greif, Instagram Live

2023 Rhode Island School of Design, Sculpture Senior Artist Talk

2021 University of Massachusetts Boston,  Meet the Artist

Scholarship, Grants, Awards

2024 Innovate Grant, Honorable Mention
Guest Room Scholarship

2022  Critical Mass Merit Scholarship & Finalist
T.C. Colley Scholarship for Excellence in Photography
John A. Chironna Scholarship

2021 J. Stahl-Webber Scholarship

Press / Publications

2024 March, Der Greif - Der Greif X MPB: Behind the Image with JaLeel Marques Porcha

October, Movements Art Journal - High Interrogation On capturing trauma and bodily alienation through experimental self-portraits

2022 March, Photolounge - PhotoLounge Presents: Jaleel Marques Porcha by Rebecca Arthur


2021 - Present, Qualeasha Wood,  Studio and Production Assistant