Aquí & Allá, Conversations with Creators from México and the USA

I am honored to be a featured artist in this 2024 book. Aquí&Allá, Conversations with Creators from México and the USA a two volume set containing interviews with 20 internationally recognized artists.

This project’s roots are in the early days of the COVID Pandemic as a podcast series and has now taken publication form thanks to funding from the Mexican Government’s ‘Fomento a Proyectos y Coinversiones Culturales 2022’ grant of the Sistema de Apoyos a la Creación y Proyectos Culturales of México.

Aquí y Allá: Vol. Uno is dedicated to Mexican and Mexican ancestry artists working in Mexico and the United States. This book includes interviews with: Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Alicia Laguna, Jorge Rojas, Rodrigo Castillo Filomarino, J. Leigh Garcia, Blanka Amezkua, Georgina Escobar, Daniel Godinez Nivón, Hoesy Corona, and Omar Carrum. This publication is produced by PROArtes Mexico. For more information: Aquí & Allá

My Hair Story: from Brunette to Gray

June 28 – August 31, 2024
form & concept gallery
Santa Fe, New Mexico

This exhibition will mark the first time that an array of my hair artworks will be shown together in one space. Presented artworks will reflect 22 years of my work with human hair. The oldest piece, “Malcriada”, dates to 2001. This small work of hand-stitched hair, gouache & color pencil was in my solo exhibition, Chicas con Huevos, at A.I.R. Gallery (New York) in 2003.

The exhibition will document the development of my hair artworks from utilization of different grounds, stitching techniques, and thematic series. Twenty-two years of visual experimentation with hair will be on display. Crafted hair artworks are both fiber art and drawing.

The exhibition will highlight the culture of material: human hair. My engagement with the material of hair is linked to gender, body image, and identity. By addressing the symbolism and socio-cultural associations of hair, the artworks can be understood within a broader art historical context.

Latinx Artist Fellowship

I am excited to announce that I am the recipient of the Latinx Artist Fellowship!

This fellowship supports some of the most compelling Latinx visual artists working in the United States today. It is an honor to be recognized and to be in the company of brilliant artists that make up this cohort!

Fellowship codesigned and managed by US Latinx Art Forum (@uslaforum) in collaboration with the New York Foundation for the Arts (@nyfacurrent). Cofounded by The Ford Foundation (@fordfoundation) and the Mellon Foundation (@mellonfdn).

Latinx Artist Fellowship Cohort 2022-2023: Tanya Aguiñiga, Candida Alvarez, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Maria Gaspar, Jay Lynn Gomez, Lucia Hierro, Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, Koyoltzintli, Leslie Martinez, Amalia Mesa-Bains, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Las Nietas de Nonó, Carmelita Tropicana (Alina Troyano), Juana Valdés, Vincent Valdez.

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