Join us for a conversation with artist Lucia Garzón, the first place prize winner in Telling Tales, WEM’s 29th Annual Juried Exhibition. Celebrating the importance of storytelling in Esherick’s life and career, this show features twenty-five artists whose work is a testament to the power of a well-told story. We’ll chat with Lucia about her piece in the exhibition titled “Dad’s Cart” – a wooden replica of the janitor’s cart that her father used to clean buildings at night – as well as her artistic path and what inspires her work.
Lucia Garzón is an interdisciplinary artist working in a range of media including wood, textiles, print, and video. She graduated from Tyler School of Art in 2018 with a BFA in printmaking. Much of her work focuses on the intersection between personal identity, labor, and the immigrant values and histories that were passed on through her family. Lucia was awarded the Joseph Roberts Foundation grant in 2019 along with a solo show at Da Vinci Art Alliance. She has been an apprentice at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, attended Acre Residency, and was an artist in residence at University of the Arts ILab. She currently lives and works in Philadelphia.
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We look forward to seeing you there!