Con un corazón lleno this is an update on my printmaking residency in Puebla, Mx. and visits to printmaking studios in Santiago de Querétaro, Guanajuato, and Oaxaca, Mexico.
My focus was studying colonization through the lenses of race, class, and gender. As well as how contemporary artists use the Mexican tradition of social-political printmaking as a tool for social change.
Experimented with new tools and studied articles that helped nurture a new tool kit. Met with autonomous printmaker collectives who are doing amazing work and challenging dominant narratives in their communities. Ate delicious comidas, took a cooking class in Oaxaca with my partner, and tasted some fine mezcals.
In another post, I'd like to feature resident mates work and talk a bit more about the art residency experience.