Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Dec 15th 2006 to Dec 20th 2006 | Feb 1st 2007 to Jun 30th 2007 | Jun 4th 2019 to Jul 9th 2019
  • PRACTICE : Literary Arts
  • FROM : USA

Karla Diaz is an artist, writer, educator and activist. She was born in Los Angeles and raised both in Mexico and L.A. Her work often uses multidisciplinary media to question institutional power, investigate language and social practices, explore cultural relationships, create collaborations and provoke dialogue. She received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 2004. She has published, read and exhibited her work in local, national and international venues including MOCA, LACMA, MD2011 Medellin Colombia, Museo Cervantez in Spain, the Whitney in New York, the ICA in Boston, 18th Street Arts Center in Los Angeles, and the Serpentine Gallery in London. She is co-director and founding member of Slanguage Studio, an artist community space/collective formerly located in the harbor area of Los Angeles. A recipient of several awards, most notably a city of Los Angeles Arts Recognition Award and an Art Matters award for her “Prison Gourmet” project. She keeps busy teaching at Cal State University Long Beach and training her two German Shepherd dogs.