Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is very pleased to present KARLA DIAZ at NADA New York, Booth 5.02, May 5 - 8, 2022.
Karla's colorful watercolors and acrylic on canvas paintings are drawn from her upbringing in Mexico and Los Angeles. She refers to personal memories, dreams, folklore, familiar iconography of her Mexican heritage, and American pop culture to create compositions that consider family, the humor and sorrow of life, and the complexities of the Latinx experience in the U.S.
Karla Diaz is a writer, teacher, and multi-disciplinary artist who engages in painting, installation, video, and performance. Using narrative to question identity, institutional power, and explore memory, her socially engaged practice generates exciting collaborations and provokes important dialogue among diverse communities. Notably, she is the co-founder of the socially engaged collective and community artist space Slanguage. Critical discourse is central to her practice as she explores social, subcultural, and marginalized stories.
DATES & TIMES
VIP OPENING PREVIEW – By invitation
Thursday, May 5, 10:00am – 4:00pm
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday, May 5, 4–8pm
Friday, May 6, 11am–7pm
Saturday, May 7, 11am–7pm
Sunday, May 8, 11am–5pm
Diaz was born in Los Angeles. She received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2003 and a BA from California State University Los Angeles in 1999. Her works have been exhibited nationally and internationally at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; LAXART, Hollywood, CA; Pitzer College, Claremont, CA; California State University Los Angeles, CA; San Jose Museum of Art, CA; Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL; Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, MI; the Serpentine Gallery, London, U.K.; and Museo Casa de Cervantes, Madrid, Spain, among other venues.