Residency Unlimited


2018 | NYC | Artist

Karian Amaya

Things i wish i´d said. 2013, sculpture, wood, 100 x 100 cm
Artist Name: Karian Amaya
Residency Dates: July - August
Born: 2018
Hometown: Chihuahua, México
Lives & Works: Guadalajara, México

Education: BA Visual Arts from Universidad de Guadalajara

Bio / Statement:

With a body of work focused primarily on installation, sculpture, drawing, and photography, Karian Amaya's body of work addresses issues related to questions about existentialism and the contemplation of modernity which she approaches through the exploration and representation of simple and literal forms. The materials deployed are carefully chosen to convey the emotional nature of their epistemological framework.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 2017 I was born in the Desert, Artere-A Arte Contemporaneo, Guadalajara, Mexico; 2015 La Nothingness, Java Project, New York; 2014 What I Know About The Impossibility of Life, Dieresis Gallery, Guadalajara, Mexico.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 2017, Rituales de la indolencia , Cuadro 22 Gallery, Chur, Switzerland. 2016, INDOCUMENTADOS, ROYAL PALM BEACH- ART BASEL MIAMI, Miami; Sálvese quien pueda , Museo de la Ciudad , Guadalajara, Mexico; PROMETEO, Museo de arte Raúl Anguiano, Guadalajara, Mexico. 2015, Bienal El Paso/Juarez, El paso museum of contemporary art , El paso (USA); PEANA PROJECT. A FALSE HORIZON: ART FROM LATIN AMERICA, Galería 151 Manhattan NYC; Salón Acme , Archipielago, México D.F., Mexico. 2014, Wythe Hotel , Wythe Hotel Show, New York; This Event May Be Occurring In Another Context , La Fabrica Gallery , New York; El no hacer, Contemporary art museum MAC8, Aguascalientes, Mexico.

Awards include: Young Creators Annual Fellowship PECDA, Alfaro Psiqueiros Fellowship, Chihuahua, Mexico; 2015 Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, New York Foundation For The Arts (NYFA).

Support: Karian Amaya's residency is made possible with support from Grodman Legacy University of Guadalajara Foundation USA.