Guadalupe Rosales


powder-coated steel, enamel paint, glitter Washi tape, engraved mirror, engraved two-way mirror, plastic toy figurines, and LED light
50 x 50 x 2 1/2 inches

Much of LA-based Guadalupe Rosales’ work centers around Latin@/x communities in Southern California, and her art practice incorporates a full range of media, including social media where her community generated archival projects “Veteranas and Rucas” and “Map Pointz” exist. Rosales has said that her studio-based work is centered on “the creation of immersive and sensorial spaces to activate memory and evoke a collective experience and embodiment” – clearly seen in her mirrored lightbox works that appear as portals to infinity. The detailed line work and bright, glittery surfaces in Pyramid of the Sun also appeared in Rosales’ 2021-22 installation at the DMA. Rosales draws on these expressive forms that find their origins in the Mexican American community, in particular lowrider car culture. Rosales’ work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Dallas Museum of Art; Los Angeles Nomadic Division; Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City; Gordon Parks Foundation, Pleasantville; Aperture Foundation, New York; and Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa. This year, Rosales’ work was on view in Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet As It’s Kept.