Karla Rosas (she/they/ella/e) is a visual artist and language justice worker based in New Orleans. Born in Mexico but raised in Southeastern Louisiana, Karla’s work challenges conventional depictions of migration by exploring (im)migrant experiences beyond linear narratives, documentation, and borders. Karla’s art practice principally encompasses painting, illustration, assemblage, and embroidery.
Karla’s work is included in various collections, including the Hood Museum and UC San Diego’s Undocumented Student Center. Their illustrations have been featured in various publications including The L.A. Times’ “Latinx Files,” United We Dream’s “Immigrant Made” zine, and Antigravity Magazine’s tarot column. Karla received the Define American Immigrant Artist Fellowship in 2019 and served as an Artist-in-Residence at the Joan Mitchell Center in Fall/Winter 2022. They are a member of Antenna Collective, and a founding member of Colectiva Manos, a collective of Latine artists in New Orleans.