ArtCenter Admissions in collaboration with the Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion presents the inaugural Dx3: Dialogues in Diversity & Design, a virtual speaker series. For the Fall 2020 edition, we will engage in conversation with influential alumni who have utilized their creativity to inspire, empower and highlight their communities through their own personal narratives and practice. Additionally, each alumni speaker will share their pathway to ArtCenter and how their identities informed their pursuit of an art and design education.
Ana Serrano (BFA Illustration) is a first-generation Mexican American and is inspired by the intersection of her dual cultural identities. She is best known for creating work that references the built environment using brightly-colored cardboard and paper. While her work highlights the socio-cultural and architectural elements of urban life found in Latino neighborhoods all across the US, she is very much inspired by her hometown of Los Angeles, California. She is especially captivated with how residents alter and adorn their dwellings, as well as the connections between plant life and man-made constructions.
Ana Serrano was born in Los Angeles, California. She earned her BFA with Honors degree from Art Center College of Design (2008). She has exhibited her work in solo and group museum exhibitions, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Vincent Price Art Museum, National Museum of Mexican Art and the Craft and Folk Art Museum. Her work is held in private and public collections, including the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the AltaMed Art Collection. Her work has been featured in the magazines Artillery Magazine and American Craft, and in a number of design books including Juxtapoz: Handmade (cover, Berkeley; Gingko Press, 2009) and In the Company of Women (Artisan Press, 2016). She is currently represented by Bermudez Projects in Los Angeles, CA. Serrano lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
This virtual speaker event and studio visit with Ana Serrano is co-sponsored by ArtCenter Admissions, the Center for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI), the Illustration Department, and ArtCenter Library.