My artwork is symbolic, alchemical and surrealistic. I talk about my experiences and deep aspects of my spiritual evolution as a Sufi (my religious view), but also as a Latina living in the U.S. that to me has involved many cultural changes, challenges and fusions in my personal life. As a woman, Latina and a Sufi-Muslim convert I want to express with my paintings the different aspects of my inner transformation.
Relationship to Chicago:
I came to this city at the age of 14, and since then I was always very interested in the art and culture of Chicago, but especially in the Latino art movement. I had my first art exhibit when I was in high school as a part of a community event of an organization called Latinos Progresando, it was in the year of 2001. Since then, I knew I wanted to be part of this diverse and unified community. I have had exhibitions in places like Museo de Bellas Artes Mexicanas in Pilsen, Mestizarte,Galeria Arte de Mexico in Chicago downtown, Open Center of the Arts among others. I am also part of Pintoras Mexicanas art collective here in the city of Chicago. I participated in a documentary for a Mexican art T.V. series, along with other great artists, that was about Mexican art and culture in this city, and was transmitted in Mexico last year (2015). I am in love with what I do here in Chicago and I love being part of this community,
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Chicago, IL; Rochester, NY; Mexico City, Mexico.