Copyright 2020. Teresa Flores

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STATEMENT

My work responds to the consumption and accessibility of food, culture, and art in suburban and urban spaces. As an artist, I am interested in the ways mark-making, texts, maps and diagrams reveal cultural scripts and adaptations. It’s important that my work opens spaces for community dialog and learning to create moments of empathy, healing and catharsis. My intention is to reflect the ways consumption and accessibility affect cultural representations and identity. I see the body as the vessel for all of this and use my own body and experiences as the catalyst for investigation.

BIO

Teresa Flores is an interdisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. Her work examines identity and wellness and includes drawing, video and social practices. Flores has led programs at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and Spike Art Quarterly in Berlin and her artwork was featured in the exhibition Centennial, 100 Years of Otis College Alumni. She has taught Visual Culture at California State University, Fresno and for the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena. She holds an MFA in Public Practice from Otis College of Art and Design and most recently received a Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Los Angeles for her project, Experimental Quesadilla Lab.