ARTIST STATEMENT
 

Using a combination of materials such as metal, coral stone, wood, wax, mesh, and thread, compositions are constructed to settle between the material’s logic and mine. With the purpose of responding to ubiquitous support systems, found in architecture and institutional methods of display, I examine their labor and create sculptures and installations that re-contextualize those mechanisms. The object ‘displayed’, and the object that holds 'it' become sculptures that are made for each other, holding, supporting, revealing themselves in place. The work plays with scale and with the audience, igniting the imagination of spaces through the phenomenology of immensity while creating active, and conscious relationships between the human body, the architectural body and the sculptural body.  Their process juxtaposes rawness and refinement, and amorphous objects against calculated structures. Guided through the aesthetics of geometry and tensegrity, the work is conceptually and formally related through balance and precariousness.

 

CV


Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Lives and works in Amsterdam, NL

Education

2016         B.F.A in Sculpture, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA
2013         A.A.S in Fine Arts, Cum Laude, Altos de Chavón School of Design, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Solo Exhibitions

2017          How to Stand, Mamey Galería, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic  (Ongoing)
                 
Acrylic God Particles, 
Hoi Polloi Brewing Taproom and Beat Lounge, Berkeley, CA (Ongoing)
2016          Skeletons and Experiments, SFAI Quad, SF, CA
2015          God Particles, Still Lights Gallery, SF, CA
2014          Filogenia, Quinta Dominica, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017        Art Book Show, Bass and Reiner Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                Caculate Your Volume, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016        Portrayal: San Francisco Art Institute BFA Exhibition 2016, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                10 Second Works, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                Material Bodies, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                Encrypted Objects, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                Anniversary Exhibition, Casa Quien Gallery, Santo Domingo, DR
2015        Mixed Media, Good Mother Gallery, Oakland, CA
                More Than One Way, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                Continuously Present, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                Sculpture Life, Ashby Residence, Berkeley, CA
                Cosecha, la Alpargateria, Santo Domingo, DR
                Art and Poetry, Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA
                New Genres Salon, SFAI, San Francisco, CA

Awards & Distinctions

2017        Nomination, Arte e Ativismo na América Latina , Despina, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil                            
                Recognition of Academic Achievement Award, SFAI, San Francisco, CA                
                Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award, The Sculpture/Ceramics Program, SFAI, San Francisco, CA
2016        Nomination, The International Sculpture Center (ISC), Outstanding Student Achievement Award                
                Elected Student Representative of Sculpture Department, SFAI, San Francisco, CA                
                Fall Honor Studio Award, SFAI, San Francisco, CA                
                Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award, The Sculpture/Ceramics Program, SFAI, San Francisco, CA                
                Spring Honor Studio Award, SFAI, San Francisco, CA
2015        Recognition of Academic Achievement Award, SFAI, San Francisco, CA                
                Elected Student Representative of Sculpture Department, SFAI, San Francisco, CA
                Artist Residency, Largo das Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
2014        Portfolio Achievement Scholarship, SFAI, San Francisco, CA
2011        Architectural Drawing Certificate, Casa de Chavón, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Gallery Representation

                Mamey Galería Eddy Guzmán, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Publication & Press

2018        Inside Artists Magazine, Four-page feature - Artists' Directory, Issue 13 Summer 2018 (upcoming)
                Aesthetica Magazine, Standard Plus Listing - Artists’ Directory, Issue 82 - April/May Edition
                Alejandra Villasmil, Artishock, Julia Auora Guzmán: How to Stand, March 31, 2018
                Aesthetica Magazine, Standard Plus Listing - Artists’ Directory, Issue 81 - February/March Edition
                Daily Lazy, E-Journal and Blog, Exhibitions Directory, February 28, 2018
2017        Marianne de Tolentino, HOY, Frescor y Sutileza de una Obra Joven, December 9, 2017
                Rab Messina, CAMEL, La Escultura Arquitectónica de Julia Aurora Guzmán, December 5, 2017
2014        MDMA Magazine, Filogenia - Julia Aurora Guzmán, July Edition, 2014