Libby Paloma

http://libbypaloma.com
Artist Bio

Libby Paloma is an interdisciplinary artist originally from California, currently based in New York. Paloma’s work has been exhibited at El Museo Del Barrio in New York, NY, the Wassaic Project, SOMArts in San Francisco, and the Dorsky Museum in New Paltz, where she received the 2019 Hudson Valley Artist Purchase Award. Paloma has also recently been an Artist-in-Residence at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT, and will be an Artist-in-Residence at the Wassaic Project for six months, beginning in July, 2021. To see Paloma’s work visit the exhibition There Can Be No Instructions at The Knockdown Center, Queens, NY, October through December 2021.

SICK VIEW

Single channel video
3'
2021

BESIDEDNESS

Single channel video
3' 44"
2021

HOLDING GRIEF

Single channel video
5' 43"
2021

MR FARENHEIT BUYS A TEE

Single channel video
2' 11"
2021

Artist Statement

Libby works in sculpture, installation, performance, and video. Her work often explores issues of visibility and representation related to her intersectional Chicanx and queer cultural identity and living with chronic illness. Recently Paloma’s practice has utilized the artist’s body as material and subject to explore issues of sickness, dis-ease, ableism, as well as complex and difficult emotionality (in varying expressions and intensities). Questions motivating some of Paloma’s recent investigations center on exploring the isolation of the chronically ill, as well as class, Western medical capitalist interventions, and alternative forms of care. At the heart of Paloma’s current practice is an urge to perform and understand affect and vulnerability, creating space to commune with a broad range of human emotions.