Over the past fifteen years, Castaño has worked across a range of media including drawing, collage, painting, video, and installation. Her work is known for its vibrant colors and knockout patterns that marry fluorescent hues with tropical flourishes. Castaño employs these aesthetic strategies to explore, for example, notions of gender and identity as well as particular social conditions facing women in contemporary Latin America. In 2015, Castaño was an artist-in-residence in Medellín, Colombia, where she created a project with women who were seeking support and refuge from the intense internal conflicts of the region. Carolyn Castaño holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from UCLA School of Art & Architecture. She is permanent faculty in the art department at Long Beach City College.
*The Laband Art Gallery is proud to present the first survey exhibition of Los Angeles-based artist Carolyn Castaño. Carolyn Castaño: A Female Topography, 2001-2017, September 23 to December 10, 2017, Artist’s Reception: Saturday, September 23, 3 to 6 p.m.
Friday, September 8, 2017 at 12:15pm to 1:15am
Murphy Recital Hall
1955 Ignatian Circle, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA