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