I am a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, having received an MFA in May 2017. Working primarily in photography, I explore elements of identity and my upbringing in a culturally Mexican household. As an American living among Mexican immigrants I often felt isolated, I did not fully belong to either world; I was “the other.”
Description of my work…
My current body of work is a self-exploration through an alter ego knows as “The Buffalo.” The Buffalo is both an observer and a construct of isolation representing a traveler who does not belong to a specific place. This being is a medium providing a way of viewing two different identities. By acknowledging The Buffalo I accept the role of “the other” and understand that without this alter ego neither of us would be complete.