Paola de la Calle

Paola de la Calle is a Latinx interdisciplinary artist whose work examines home, borders, identity, and nostalgia. Her practice is a multidisciplinary exploration that ties together her family’s migration, personal memories, as well as historical and political narratives through the use of textiles, printmaking, and collage. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States at Crosstown Arts, Nave Gallery, Jay Etkin Gallery, Root Division, Galeria de la Raza, Compound Gallery, 440 Gallery, and SOMArts. In her recent work, de la Calle unpacks cultural elasticity by combining digitally printed fabric, hand sewing techniques, and text to investigate the symbolism within everyday objects.

She is a graduate of the New York Foundation of the Arts Immigrant Artist Program and the 2020 Artist-in-Residence at Galeria de la Raza. Her work has been published in Mujerista Co. issues III and IV, The New Farmers Almanac, and Graphite Journal. Her studio practice has been featured on Hyperallergic’s “A View from the Easel.” She is currently based in San Francisco, CA.