Columbia College Chicago

"Conversations in Form/Undocumented Youth": Maria de Los Angeles Exhibition

This is an exhibition of couture sculpture by the artist Maria de Los Angeles, featuring two jackets she created in collaboration with We Were Once Fiends and Ryan Bonilla. De Los Angeles says of her art, "Currently my work is rooted in my immigrant experience in the United States and how cultural identity is build."

Maria de Los Angeles is a New York City-based artist, raised in California and Mexican-born, whose imagery focuses on issues of illegal migration, displacement, identity, and otherness. She works primarily in drawing, painting, installation, performance, fashion, and sculpture.

De Los Angeles received her MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale University School of Art (2015). She also has a BFA in painting from the Pratt institute (2013), and an associate’s degree in painting from Santa Rosa Junior College in Northern California.

Maria has been recognized for her work on community-oriented projects such as the Community Action Partnership award for her creation of an arts program for youth, and the Blair Dickinson Memorial Prize from Yale University. She is a visiting Professor at the Pratt Institute and was an artist in residency at El Museo del Barrio (2017) and at Mana Contemporary (2015-2017).

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

618 S. Michigan Ave., 1st Floor Lobby
618 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, 60605

Event Type

Exhibition, Presentation, Talk, Discussion, Engage Columbia, Diversity


School of Fine and Performing Arts, Fashion Studies


exhibition, fashion studies, Maria de Los Angeles, Conversations in Form/Undocumented Youth



Contact Name

Kristal Willis

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