Paola De La Cruz spent her most impressionable years in the Dominican Republic alongside the warm sun and singing wind. Upon moving to Boston at the age of nine, she was inspired by the activist movements happening around her.
Think of the Romanticism art movement featuring Black and Brown folks; picture ethereal black and brown femmes bathing in the warmth of nature and her motherly embrace. Paola interweaves digital and analog media, patterns, stitching and shape-based illustrations to evoke intimacy while challenging the themes of cultural identity, coming of age, and metamorphosis.
Paola currently resides in Portland, OR.