On View:  April 26 – April 26, 2024

Creative Industries Discussion:
Maria de Los Angeles

Friday, April 26, 2024 at 2-3 pm

SOU Meese Auditorium – Art Building (next to the SMA)
555 Indiana Street | Ashland OR 97520
FREE, and open to the public

Join us on Friday, April 26 at 2 pm for a Creative Industries Discussion with visiting artist Maria de Los Angeles. This event is a part of Art Beyond in conjunction with the Oregon Fringe Festival.

Free event parking is available in designated lots.












Maria de Los Angeles is a Mexican-born, American artist who addresses ideas of migration, belonging, and identity through her drawing, painting, printmaking, and wearable sculptures. She holds an MFA from Yale School of Art (2015), a BFA from Pratt Institute (2013), and an Associate Degree from Santa Rosa Junior College (2010). In 2015, Maria was awarded the Blair Dickinson Memorial Prize by Yale University (2015) for her artwork and her role within her community. This 2023, she was awarded the William Aguilar Cultural Arts Award by the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, Inc. She has been an Artist in Residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, MASS MOCA, El Museo del Barrio, LACMA, Monira Foundation, and Schneider Museum of Art within Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University. She will join Anderson Ranch Arts Center as a Latinx Visiting Artist in residence in March 2023. Solo exhibitions at Schneider Museum of Art (2018 & 2019), the Museum of Sonoma County (2019), and Goggleworks (2022). Group exhibitions at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, LACMA, Self Help Graphics, and the San Diego Mesa College. Her artwork was recently on view in We the People: The Radical Notions of Democracy curated by Polly Nordstrand at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Public murals include Glen Ellen, California (2021), Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital (2022), \Santa Rosa Junior College (2023) and an upcoming project for the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. Her artwork is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Sonoma County, the Green Family Art Foundation, the Marcus Collection, San Diego Mesa College, Smith College, and the Jack Leissring Studio.

De Los Angeles was a faculty at Pratt Institute, Fashion Institute of Technology, and Southern Oregon University. She is currently a full-time Critic and Assistant Director of Painting and Printmaking at the Yale School of Art. Her work has been featured in Hyperallergic, Artnet, New York Magazine, HelloGiggles, and The Observer.