Artworks, Metro Art Rider Portrait Series


Carolyn Castaño, "Traveler"

Project Description

Traveler honors the drifters, explorers, migrants, nomads and tourists. Airline ephemera and vintage photos are combined with drawings of Colombian and Californian flora to humanize immigrant families’ experiences, like the artist’s, of navigating Los Angeles while staying connected to their home countries.

About the Artist

Colombian-American CAROLYN CASTAÑO uses eco-feminist frameworks to explore the natural landscape, migration and identity. The Los Angeles–based artist and art professor earned a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from UCLA. Castaño is the recipient of several grants and has exhibited her multidisciplinary work in museums and galleries internationally.