Join Phoenix visual artist Diana Calderón for an artist talk about her experiences and creative projects as the 2018 resident artist in Guadalajara for GDL>>PHX Residencias Artísticas, presented in partnership with The Sagrado Galleria.
During her 6-week residency at PAOS GDL this summer, Calderón lived and worked at Museo Taller José Clemente Orozco, the former home and studio of the famous Mexican muralist, where she connected with the local artistic community, grew her artistic practice, experimented with new creative approaches, and investigated a new and complex cultural context.
Diana Calderón was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, and raised in El Paso, Texas. She earned a BFA from Arizona State University and completed MFA coursework in Printmaking at The University of Dallas. In 2016, she studied art abroad in Cortona, Italy. Working primarily with relief printmaking and performance, her artwork explores ideas of human connection and transition using elements that reference Mexican archaeological and architectural design, where she mixes traditional and contemporary techniques.
Calderón will be exhibiting artwork created during her Guadalajara artist residency at The Gallery at Chandler Center for the Arts as part of the exhibition Ida y Vuelta, which also includes paintings and photographs by Oliverio Balcells. The exhibition runs September 1-October 6, 2018.
GDL>>PHX Residencias Artísticas is an artist residency and cultural exchange program between the cities of Phoenix, Arizona and Guadalajara, Jalisco organized by CALA Alliance (Celebración Artística de las Americas), ASU Art Museum and Programa Anual de Open Studios (PAOS GDL). It offers fully sponsored residencies to artists from Guadalajara to travel and work in Phoenix, Arizona and to Latinx artists from Phoenix to travel and work in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Artists will develop creative projects and present public programs that establish a dialogue between both cities. This is the only program in Arizona dedicated to supporting international residencies for Latinx artists.