ABOUT THE ARTIST
Tlisza Jaurique is a Mexican/Latinx multidisciplinary artist, scholar, and educator. She uses her inherited indigenous upbringing and aesthetics intertwined with her background in Philosophy as a foundation for her artistic practice. Her work addresses the philosophical concepts of change, language, hermeneutics, power and decoloniality. She is best known for her intricate paintings and installations using glitter and mirrors.
She has a B.A. in Philosophy from Vassar College. She has a Master’s in Art Education from ASU and continued with her Doctoral studies in Education in Curriculum/Instruction.
She teaches, lectures and builds curriculums in Studio Art, Art History, Philosophy, World Religions and History with special emphasis on Native American Cultures, past and present.
She has consulted, exhibited, lectured and worked with the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Smithsonian Latino Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (she was the first Mexicana/Xicana to exhibit at the Met), David Rockefeller Center for Latino Studies at Harvard, the Latino Cultural Center at Yale University, Hispanic Research Center at ASU, Notre Dame Center for Latino Studies, Nelson Fine Arts Museum, JP Getty Education Institute, Museo del Barrio, Taller Puertorriqueña, etal.
She received the prestigious Community Scholar Award from the Smithsonian Native American Awards Program at the National Museum of Natural History. She was a resident scholar and visiting artist for the Southwest Borderlands Initiative Chicana/o Studies Department at ASU. She received the Artists’ Fellowship Grant. In 2020 she was the recipient of the NDN Collective Artist Grant and the United States Artist Grant.
Her art work has been included in four volumes of Mexican American Chicana/o Art published by the Bilingual Press, the Aztlan Journal of Chicano Studies UCLA, Taken: Iconography and Intent in Contemporary Latino Art, published by Taller Puertorriqueña and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.