Karla Rosas is KARLINCHE, an undocumented illustrator and painter born in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Much of Karla’s work explores the relationship between “illegality,” family history, queerness, and self-identity. Karla’s work is grounded in the idea that the personal is political, and she considers her art a form of reasserting her subjectivity and agency as an undocumented person in the United States. Karla’s work has also been part of numerous political actions locally and nationally, including the Flowers on the Inside postcard campaign in partnership with CultureStrike, Casa Arcoiris, and Forward Together. In 2019, she was awarded the Define American Immigrant Artist Fellowship, one of eight artists selected nationally.
Presented as part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ School of Art. The lecture is available to the public via livestream on the Syracuse University Art Museum YouTube channel.
This event was first published on August 31, 2020 and last updated on September 15, 2020.
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