Statement/ Bio

Informed through my cultural background from Mexico and the United States, I address social issues that aren’t openly discussed. I hope to substantiate a voice with an overarching identity of being cast aside.

My work bridges the personal to the social, forming a relationship to immigration, gender inequality, labor, and class issues that have resulted in a population that has been left feeling devalued and lost within their own culture.

Using an altered lace draping technique I take garments of individuals or garments that I have created through a transformation state using porcelain slip.

Drawing from the internal vulnerability carried by each garment the pieces act as imprints of past states, they are a culmination of identities, collected and externalized.

Daisy Quezada is visual artist and educator based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Within her practice she creates ceramic works and installations that speak on themes of identity and place in relation social structures that cross between imposed borders. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at: The Denver Art Museum (Denver,Colorado), Summerhall (Edinburg, Scotland), New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum (New Taipei Taiwan), and Icheon Ceramics Festival (Icheon South Korea). As an extension of her practice Quezada has also worked alongside non-for-profit organization like El Otro Lado/The Other Side and Downtown Aurora Visual Arts that impact community at a local level by bring art to youth.

In 2016 Quezada was one of the cofounders of Present Cartographers, a collective invested in creating a platform for artist working within the theme of immigration. Most recently the collective launched Terreno: Borderland Linguistics, a chapbook that holds writing and visual work by ten national and international artists.