My work articulates new visual languages of hybrid identity, ethnoecology and an animate worldview in pedagogy and in painting. I map cosmologies of the self and home as the departure point for healing and sustainability and teach at the community, college and University levels. I currently live and work on a mountain habitat with my partner and child, learning from the living knowledges of Tongva, Yokut and other indigenous elders while reaching into the intuition from my Celtic, Cajun and Bolivian ancestors.


American, b. 1983, based in Los Angeles, CA, United States. 2018 recipient of the California Glory Award. 2017 recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Artist Community Engagement Grant and 2017 Artist in Residence in collaboration with Olivia Chumacero at The Huntington Gardens. Sarita teaches at Cypress College and gives workshops around Los Angeles, and in New York, Montreal and other cities. She exhibits widely and engages in cultural and environmental activism in several LA-based collectives. She lives and works on a mountain with her partner and baby, tending to the land and community.

Current Shows & Media

Saturday, March 10, 1-3 pm - May 15, Solo Exhibit: Domestic Flora Familiars, Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden, Claremont, CA

Mother Mother, Vol. 2, edited by Sheilah Wilson, 2017

Interview here with Nance Klehm on Lumpen Radio, Chicago

Upcoming Public Events and Shows

Opening Saturday, May 12thMiddle Voice  //   Visitor Welcome Center presents Sarita Dougherty with champoy, Diyan Bukobomba, iris yirei hu, Nicanor Evangelista Jr, and Olivia Chumacero    //   5- 8 pm
3006 W 7TH ST STE 200A Los Angeles CA 90005

Saturday, May 19, 2-4 pm: Middle Voice Artist Walk-through

Saturday, May 26, 6-10 pm: Kamayan (Traditional Filipino Feast) and Middle Voice Video Screening  

Saturday, June 2,  2-5 pm: Palm-Weaving with BukoBomba and Middle Voice Readings

Sunday, June 10, 2-5 pm: MacArthur Park Middle Voice Celebration with Social Justice Games, Music, Meditations & Play

June 29- July 1st 2018
Pachamanka Camp Facilitator ~ Pachamanka is an oasis in the industrial farm landscape of Northern Illinois stewarded by Social Ecologist Nance Klehm  *~  REGISTRATION INFO here

July 5th- August 5th, 2018
Nature's Farm Camp Facilitator ~ South of Chicago, IL 

Olivia Chumacero (L) with me during our collaboration and residency at the Huntington Gardens, 2017
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