The Beautiful Girls
Diana Guerrero-Maciá served as the Arthur L. and Sheila Prensky Island Press Visiting Artist in March 2017. She developed four prints during her one-week residency, working alongside master printer Tom Reed and Sam Fox School students.
Guerrero-Maciá’s suite of prints coincides with a larger body of work titled The Other Ones, reflecting on critical concerns about race and bodies using hybrid references of otherness. The prints also nod to the important influence of collage artist Hannah Hoch. Guerrero-Maciá cites Hoch’s series From an Ethnographic Museum and specifically the 1920 collage The Beautiful Girl—the titular subject of this suite of prints.
Artist Diana Guerrero Maciá and current student Savannah Bustillo work together to print sheets of Japanese paper to use for chine collé.
Diana working on a monotype plate with the help of students Hille Sennott and Anna Olsen.
Printer Tom Reed and Director Lisa Bulawsky working with Diana as the project starts to take shape.
Editions from this project