Diana Guerrero-Maciá will serve as the Arthur L. and Sheila Prensky Island Press Visiting Artist for spring 2017. She works within the expanded fields of painting, textiles, and design and believes craft is a way of thinking. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, created several public art commissions, and received multiple grants and residencies, including a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award and two fellowships at the MacDowell Colony. Selected solo exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Additional exhibitions include Elmhurst Art Museum (Chicago), Sonoma Valley Museum of Art (California), Loyola University Museum of Art (Chicago), and the Bronx Museum.
Guerrero-Maciá studied and was awarded fellowships at both Skowhegan School of Art and Penland School of Craft. She holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and BFA from Villanova University. She is currently an associate professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She lives in Chicago with her husband and son, who both love riding bicycles with her.
Diana Guerrero-Maciá, Minding the Gap, 2059, 2016. Wool, cotton, hand cut and stitched, dyed canvas, on canvas, 3431, 72 x 108 inches.