Join us for the opening reception for the solo exhibition of Shizu Saldamando, Wanlass Artist-in-Residence.
Special DJ Set by Crasslos Snacks by East Los Musubi
Shizu Saldamando was born and raised in San Francisco’s Mission District, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her B.A. from UCLA’s School of Arts and Architecture and her M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts. Her drawings, paintings, sculptures, and videos have been exhibited both locally and internationally and experiment with a broad range of surfaces and materials. Saldmando’s portraiture employs painting and drawing on canvas, wood, paper and cloth, and functions as homage, as well as documentation, of subcultures within and around the Los Angeles metropolitan area. A selection of her solo exhibitions include When You Sleep: A Survey of Shizu Saldamando, Vincent Price Art Museum, Monterey Park, CA; All Tomorrow’s Parties, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA; There is a Place, Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; and Stay Gold, Space 47, San Jose, CA. Selected group exhibitions include: Phantom Sightings at Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Trans-Pacific Borderlands, part of the Getty Pacific Standard Time initiative at the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA; We Must Risk Delight: Twenty Artists from Los Angeles, an official collateral exhibition of the Venice Biennale; Drawing the Line at Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA and The High Art of Riding Low at the Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
February 13 – Texas Isaiah and EJ Hill in conversation about their process working on Excellentia, Mollitia, Victoria and as ongoing collaborators.
February 20 – Yosimar Reyes, a nationally-acclaimed port and LAMBDA Literary Fellow, reads original poems.
February 25 – Gabriela Ruiz, also known as Leather Papi, will perform a one-woman show.
April 6 – Raquel Gutierrez will be curating and leading a student engaged night of poetry
April 9 – Dorian Wood performs a collection of folk standards and new compositions that address a wildly conflicted world while challenging our perceptions of complicity and defiance.
April 17 – Club Scum brings their east la queer punk Latinx party to Oxy Arts with DJs and live performances.
The Wanlass Artist in Residence Program is made possible by generous support from the Kathryn Caine Wanlass Charitable Foundation.