My artwork explores themes of transition, identity, spirituality, ritual, healing and growth. I am fascinated by bending the concepts of traditional 2D painting through adornment and creating a sense of monument, sculpture and sacred space. I implore elements of printmaking, painting, embroidery, weaving and adornment techniques in my pieces, to create a sense of sacred space or altar-like quality in each piece.

I seek to portray the immense complexity and capacity of women-identified and queer people of color to transform ourselves, communities and environments. Many of my works center around a muxer/woman in solitude, living in a dreamscape of her own making, surrounded by protectors (ex. animals, cactus), depicted at ease in her space.

La Malinche Malinnali