Maria A. Guzmán Capron

Maria A. Guzmán Capron’s work combines hand-sewn textiles and paints to fashion bodily forms in an array of patterns and striking colors. The artist’s work addresses material hierarchies in art and fashion—parallel to the power dynamics within class and gender—by contrasting common fibers like cotton with more luxurious ones like silk. Drawing on her own experience of toggling between various cultures and geographies, Capron’s work explores cultural hybridity, pride and the competing desires to assimilate and be seen.