Speaker: Isabel Diana (she/her)
Topic: A Visual Practice of Lived Experience
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm ET via Zoom
Structure: 30min talk, 15min discussion / Q&A
In this Print Speak session: A Visual Practice of Lived Experience, Isabel Diana discusses their current body of work, which creates a conversation between their intersectional identity of being a member of the Colombian Adoption Diaspora and navigating systems not created for the marginalized, and how that impacts their views on the social constructs of the home. Their work has also taken on this transnational identity. Finding Comfort in the Crisis, a two-city installation (Portland & Toronto) of their work, is explored during this presentation in a journey through pattern, childhood documentation and bright colours.
Isabel Diana (she/her) is a Canadian-Colombian artist currently located in Portland, Oregon. They received their BFA from Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto and are now an MFA Print Media Candidate at Pacific Northwest College of Art at Willamette University. Isabel was adopted from Colombia at three months old and grew up in Hamilton, Ontario, with a Brazilian mother and a French-Canadian father – the perfect balance between North and South American upbringing. Their identity as an adoptee strongly influences their work by exploring identity nuances. Their practice focuses on lived experience through imagery, pattern, and text. Their work is bright and full of life, created using techniques of layering through printmaking.