Yvette Mayorga is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. She uses confection, industrial materials, and the American board game Candy Land as a conceptual framework to juxtapose the borderlands of the U.S. and Mexico. The spaces in the “Candy Lands” of her work relate to immigrant utopian visions of the American Dream. The smell, decoration, and personal photographs in her work serve to critique the glut of violence at the border.
Mayorga received her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2016. She was named, Art Ambassador, for Art Design Chicago in 2018. She has been featured in The Guardian, The Inter University Program for Latino Research, Art News, Artnet, REMEZCLA, Teen Vogue, Hyperallergic, and recently on the cover of the READER.
Mayorga has presented her work among the Chicago Imagists in New York and in the past at The Vincent Price Art Museum, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, EXPO, LACMA’s Pacific Standard Time, The Chicago Cultural Center, The National Museum of Mexican Art, University of Indianapolis, The Arts Incubator, Roots and Culture, Weinberg/Newton, Gallery 400, Ukraine Institute of Modern Art, & Lubeznik Center. For more information, please visit yvettemayorga.com.
This exhibition has been organized in partnership with ACRE – Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions in Chicago, Illinois and Steuben, Wisconsin.
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Image: Sweet Water, After Lenardi, Giovanni Battista, sugar sculpture 16th century, 2018, porcelain and glaze, 24″ x 12″ x 12.” courtesy of Yvette Mayorga