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Artwork titled From the Ladder...

Raised in City Terrace of East Los Angeles, Claudia V. Solórzano began to pursue the ceramic arts at East Los Angeles College. There, she felt a strong connection to the material itself and the community it attracted. To further her education she transferred to California State University Long Beach where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in ceramics. Forming connections with working artists she began to work as a studio assistant whilst holding a position as a studio tech. Claudia eventually decided to return to school and earn her Master of Fine Arts at Claremont Graduate University. Currently, she works part-time as a ceramics instructor, teaching hand-building ceramic courses and studio assists in downtown Los Angeles.

Artist Statement

Recreating fragments of my past, I explore themes of social class, familial dysfunction, and gender, whilst using therapeutic humor and text to tell my story. Autobiographically, I render my life through clay using imagery of gate motifs, chain-link fences, and various domestic items.

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