karian amaya

  • Mexico (b. 1986)
  • Currently in Guadalajara, Mexico.
  • With a body of work focused primarily on contemporary art using installation, sculpture, drawing, and photography. Working and living between Mexico and New York City.



 With a practice spanning drawing, photography, sculpture and installation, Amaya explores notions of subjectivity and the self. The artist’s formative years spent in the North of Mexico inform her deeply personal and quietly political works. At the core of Amaya's practice lies a deep concern with process and the specificity of materials, with each series searching for a formal solution informed by Minimalism that explore themes related to the body, violence, language, time and the landscape.









 Karian Amaya holds a BFA from Universidad de Guadalajara and pursued studies in Mixed Media at The Art Students League of New York. Her work has been exhibited in Mexico, USA and Switzerland. In 2015 she participated in the New York Foundation of the Arts' Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program. In 2016 she was included in the Border Biennial held at El Paso Museum of Art. She is the recipient of numerous awards including Estimulos de la creación artistica PECDA (2013-2014), the Alfaro Siqueiros Scholarship (2017) and the Legado Grodman Grant awarded by the UDG Foundation (2018).