Isabella Cruz-Chong (b. 1989) is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, interactive designer, educator and creative technologist. In essence, Isabella’s practice comes from her experience growing up crossing the international border between Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, California. Through her artwork, design and teaching, she looks for ways to foster self-awareness and blur lines between divisive perspectives. She often works across mixed media, sound, physical computing and photography.
Isabella has been featured in a range of exhibitions including Memorial Union Gallery in Fargo, ND; Botox Temple Street in Hong Kong; Rabbithole Projects in Brooklyn, NY; Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, NY; SXSX 2015 in Austin, TX; Sullivan Galleries in Chicago, IL and Hospital Gregorio Marañon in Madrid, ES. Isabella has been highlighted in Art F City (2016) and was part of the panel discussion, “Community Practices: Art and Intervention” at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn (2016). She received an MFA from Parsons School of Design and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a current resident at Smack Mellon and a teacher at Parsons School of Design.