Lilian Lara

Lilian is a mixed media artist specializing in costume design, paper mache installations, and ‘rascuache’ art.  Her art leans on the dramatic and creates an outrageous display of pageantry out of the everyday. As a second generation immigrant, she remembers learning how to reuse, repair, and repurpose objects as a matter of survival. Transforming these recycled and discarded items past their intended use and appearance is a challenge she still enjoys and embraces as a matter of pride. In true Rasquachismo fashion, she makes the most from the least, creating a new identity in every work as an act of defiance and innovation. For her: cardboard, newspaper, and found objects become a way to express the resiliency and resourcefulness found in our communities while celebrating traditional motifs and her Mexican roots. 

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