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School of Visual & Performing Arts

Department of Art

Maria De Los Angeles

Visiting Artist Lecture

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 11:00 am

Visual & Performing Arts Center
WCSU, Westside Campus

Maria de Los Angeles is a multidisciplinary artist who addresses ideas of migration, belonging, and identity through her drawing, painting, printmaking, and wearable art. She was born in 1988 in Mexico and is based in New York, New Jersey, and California. De Los Angeles holds an MFA in Painting & Printmaking from Yale University and a BFA in Painting from Pratt Institute. She was awarded the Blair Dickinson Memorial Prize by Yale University in 2015 for her artwork and her role in the community.

De Los Angeles has been an artist in residence at several institutions, including MASS MoCA, El Museo del Barrio in NY, the LA County Museum of Art, Mana Contemporary in NJ, and the Schneider Museum of Art in Ashland, Oregon, where she had a solo show in 2018. In 2019, she had a solo exhibition at the Museum of Sonoma County in her hometown of Santa Rosa, CA, where she also curated a group show with ten artists in her community.

Recent group exhibitions include Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, LA County Museum of Art, International Print Center NY, Every Woman Biennial, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, St. Johnʼs University, Robert Mann Gallery, and E.TAY Gallery. De Los Angeles has also participated in a panel discussion on xenophobia and deportation in America at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise. Her work has been featured in Hyperallergic, NY Magazine, HelloGiggles, and The Observer.