June 20th - July 16th 2017
Yvette Mayorga is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. She uses confection, industrial materials, and the American board game Candy Land as a conceptual framework to juxtapose the borderlands of the U.S. and Mexico. The spaces in the “Candy Lands” of her work relate to immigrant utopian visions of the American Dream. The smell, decoration, and personal photographs in work serve to critique the glut of violence at the border.
Mayorga has presented her work at The Vincent Price Art Museum, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, EXPO, The Chicago Cultural Center, The National Museum of Mexican Art, Grand Valley State University, Roots and Culture, and forthcoming at Gallery 400, The Arts Incubator.
Mayorga received her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was featured in The Guardian, The Inter University Program for Latino Research, Sixty Inches From Center, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Art News, and REMEZCLA.