kiara aileen machado
(Los Angeles, 1993)
Received a BFA for Drawing and Painting from CSULB. Influenced by the work of Kerry James Marshall, and how he confronts the absence of the black figure from art history, Kiara references his paintings to learn from them. Mainly working with oil on canvas, her use of multicolored hues, and camouflaged figures has become prominent within her new body of work. Being Latinx and multiculturally Guatemalan, and Salvadoran, Machado is influenced by the complexities of identity and underrepresentation that marginalized communities experience, specifically Central Americans. Her work has been featured at Max L. Gatov Gallery, and the University Art Museum in Long Beach, 72andSunny, ArtShare, and was a part of "Art Without Borders" in Florence, Italy.
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