Diana Guerero-Macía

  • The Beautiful Girls No. 1. Collagraph, monotype, relief, archival inkjet, printed linen, and collage on Rives BFK Off White.
    The Beautiful Girls No. 1. Collagraph, monotype, relief, archival inkjet, printed linen, and collage on Rives BFK Off White.
  • The Beautiful Girls No. 2. Relief, monotype, blind embossment, and archival inkjet collage on Rives BFK Off White.
    The Beautiful Girls No. 2. Relief, monotype, blind embossment, and archival inkjet collage on Rives BFK Off White.
  • The Beautiful Girls No. 3. Collagraph, monotype, archival inkjet, and collage on Rives BFK Off White.
    The Beautiful Girls No. 3. Collagraph, monotype, archival inkjet, and collage on Rives BFK Off White.
  • The Beautiful Girls No. 4. Relief, monotype, blind embossment, and archival inkjet collage on Rives BFK Off White.
    The Beautiful Girls No. 4. Relief, monotype, blind embossment, and archival inkjet collage on Rives BFK Off White.

The Beautiful Girls is a series of four prints in an edition of 14 each, publishing in 2018. Each print is 17 x 14 inches.

Diana Guerrero-­‐Maciá served as the Arthur L. and Sheila Prensky Island Press Visiting Artist in March 2017. She developed four prints during her one-week residency, working alongside master printer Tom Reed and Sam Fox School students.

Guerrero-Maciá's suite of prints coincides with a larger body of work titled The Other Ones, reflecting on critical concerns about race and bodies using hybrid references of otherness. The prints also nod to the important influence of collage artist Hannah Hoch. Guerrero-Maciá cites Hoch's series From an Ethnographic Museum and specifically the 1920 collage The Beautiful Girl—the titular subject of this suite of prints.

Guerrero-Maciá's studio practice is driven by the potential between painting and textiles using collage methods that are shape-, color-, and symbol-driven. As she reflected on her residency at Island Press, she noted, "It seemed natural to work through print processes that could echo my visual language in hybridity. We experimented in embossing, transparency of color, and chine collé and worked through the constraints of these processes to create this set of prints."

Guerrero-Maciá has exhibited nationally and internationally, created several public art commissions, and received multiple grants and residencies, including a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award and two fellowships at the MacDowell Colony. Selected solo exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Additional exhibitions include Elmhurst Art Museum (Chicago), Sonoma Valley Museum of Art (California), Loyola University Museum of Art (Chicago), and the Bronx Museum. She studied and was awarded fellowships at both Skowhegan School of Art and Penland School of Craft. She holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and BFA from Villanova University. She is an associate professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.