by Tara Miller
Angélica is a pansexual Chicana artivist, who believes she has a responsibility to make work that honors all of these parts. She paints the fierce womxn she didn’t grow up hearing about, in the hopes that they will help her/our queer siblings grow into loving themselves whole. Her work is a healing salve and self-care practice, as well as a way to keep a queer activist politics alive.
TM: What kind of artist are you? How would you describe your art to someone who is new to your work?
AB: I’m a queer Chicana feminist artist. This means my art deals with the intersections of Latinidad and queerness, and of course feminism. My work is personal and often deals with issues of identity and belonging, self-love and care.
by Megan Amal
We are currently collaborating in Chicago, where she continues research on the relevance of race and ethnicity to the design of urban public spaces. In conversation she serves up thoughtfulness, wit, and emotional generosity. As a friend and collaborator she challenges me to take myself seriously. She encourages confidence in thought and action and is there to back me up.