b. (Los Angeles, CA)


2024 Gathering((()))Radiating, Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO
2022 Shimmerings of the Not Yet (T)Here, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI
2022 Portalisms, Boundary, Chicago, IL
2020 Palacios (structured fantasies), Roman Susan, Chicago, IL
2019 Passsivities, Ignition Project Space, Chicago, IL
2018 Flirting with Infinitudes, Wedge Projects, Chicago, IL
2015 EnreDos II, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago


2021 Repository and Repertoire (with Jazmine Harris), curated by Stephanie Koch, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL
2021 Highlighter (with Ryan Michael Ford), Stepmother Nature, New York, NY (online)
2020 Extra::Ordinary (with Noelle Garcia), Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL


2023 Biennial 32, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
2023 CVA Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, OH
2023 fantásticolismo, curated by Cristobal Alday, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL
2023 CMCA Biennial, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME
2021 SWELL, curated by Lauren Pacheco, South Shore Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, Munster, IN
2021 Survey 2, curated by Fabiola Tosi, Juelle Daley, and Stephanie Koch, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL
2021 I Don't Wanna Be Lonely, Fluffy Crimes, Chicago, IL
2020 Relic, Ritual, and Remedy, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
2019 Nibble, Ignition Projects, Chicago, IL
2019 Slideshow, Roman Susan Art Foundation, Chicago, IL
2018 Soft Synth + Bight Bound, Pink Noise Projects, Philadelphia, PA
2017 Soft Sculpture, International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, IL
2017 Slideshow, Roman Susan Art Foundation, Chicago, IL
2017 Moving_Image_00:02, LATITUDE, Chicago, IL


2019 American Life, Oklahomo, Chicago, IL
2018 Keep Walking Intently by Lori Waxman, Graham Foundation, Chicago, IL
2017 Winters | Hind + Pérez, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, IL
2016 {signifying no^thing}, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, IL
2016 Room 406 | Defibrillator at stARTup Art Fair, Chicago, IL
2016 OUTSIDE/INSIDE, Georges Island, Boston, MA
2016 In/habit >< Rovers, Comfort Station, Chicago, IL
2016 POW! Action Art Festival, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
2015 Notes on Empty Chairs by Kirsten Leenaars, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
2015 Perform Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA
2015 InteriorKinesis, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN
2014 New Blood VIII, Links Hall, Chicago, IL
2014 Transpositions: A Performance Laboratory, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL


2022 Individual Artists Program Grant, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Programs (DCASE), City of Chicago
2021 Individual Artists Support Grant, Illinois Arts Council Agency
2020 SPARK Grant, Chicago Artist Coalition
2015 Edes Fellowship Nominee, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2014 Gelman Fellowship Nominee, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


2024 Fiber Fellowship, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
2023 Visiting Artist, Kent Blossom Art Intensive, Kent State University, Kent, OH
2022 Resident Fellowship, Lunder Institute for American Art, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME
2019-2020 HATCH Residency, Chicago Artist Coalition
2018 Thinking/Doing Residency, Wedge Projects, Chicago


2018 Short Ones | Long Ones: Time based works by Heather Raquel Phillips, Leather Archives & Museum, Chicago
2018 Guest Curator, Moving_Image 00:03, Lithium Gallery, Chicago
2017 MATERIALKINK, Leather Archives & Museum, Chicago
2017 The Gathering: IML Photography and Ephemera, Leather Archives & Museum, Chicago


2020- Lecturer, Department of Fiber and Material Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


2022- Board of Trustees, National Basketry Organization
2021- Board of Directors, Roman Susan Art Foundation, Chicago, IL
2021- Exhibitions Committee, National Basketry Organization
2021: Peer Reviewer, “Weaving Beyond the Binary”, Special Issue of Textile: Cloth and Culture, ed. John Paul Morabito
2020- Member, College Art Association


2023 Haptic Choreographies, Kent Blossom Art Lecture Series, Kent State University, Kent, OH
2023 Sculptural Basketry, 1-week workshop, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
2022 Poetics of Plastic, Virtually Woven 2022, National Basketry Organization
2021 Haptic Choreographies, Mitchell Lecture Series in Fiber and Material Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2021 Haptic Choreographies, Art Academy of Cincinnati
2021 What the ___ is Performance Art (workshop), Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Loyola University Chicago
2020 Artist Panel, Relic, Ritual, and Remedy, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
2020 Artist Talk, &Palacios (fantasy structures)%, Roman Susan Art Foundation, Chicago, IL
2019 Artist Panel, PO Box Collective, Chicago, IL
2017 Traces of a Movement, Propositions Lecture Series in Performance, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
MA, San Francisco State University
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz


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LePique, Annette. “The House You Built: Memory, Touch, and Performance in Repository and Repertoire,” Sixty Inches From Center. March 3, 2021.
LePique, Annette. “The Sites and Sounds of Memory and Belonging,” Sixty Inches From Center. May 22, 2019.
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