Event Date Details:
UCSB Department of Art Visiting Artist Colloquium (Spring 2023)
Thursday, April 13
Embarcadero Hall, Isla Vista
- Embarcadero Hall
- Isla Vista
Christopher Suarez is an artist born, raised, and based in Long Beach, CA. Suarez uses clay and mixed media to recreate the roads, neighborhood shops, and restaurant joints that define his life experiences. Suarez’s work examines his personal connection to home and explores the relationship between communities and their built environment. His sculptures document the architectural structures and public spaces that act as sites of cultural reproduction and sustainability. While Suarez celebrates the aesthetic identity of Latino and working class communities he reveals the precarious state in which they exist.
Christopher Suarez received his BFA in Ceramic Arts from California State University, Long Beach. Suarez has served as the Lead ArtsBridge Teacher at the California State University, Long Beach. Suarez was awarded a Summer 2021 residency at Township 10 in western North Carolina, and most recently was Artist in Residence at the American Museum of Ceramic Arts (AMOCA). His work has been exhibited at Stanleys, Sebastian Gladstone, John Wolf Fine Art, and Werby Gallery at CSULB.
Presented in conjunction with Suarez’ exhibition ESPÍRITUTECTUAL at the
Art, Design & Architecture Museum.
Image: Anaheim Center, 2022, Photo: Ruben Diaz, courtesy of Sebastian Gladstone Gallery
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