BIO/CV

 
 

Isabella Cruz-Chong (b.1989) is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist, interactive designer and educator. She often works through installations, using raw materials such as metal, dirt and water, as well as sound and physical computing. Her subject matter stems from her experience growing up crossing the international border between Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, California. Through this lens, she addresses identity, boundaries, liminality and unification with a desire to foster self-awareness and blur lines between divisive perspectives.

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; among others. Isabella has been highlighted in Art F City (2016) and was part of the panel discussion, “Community Practices: Art and Intervention” at Smack Mellon (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.

ICRUZCHONG@GMAIL.COM


CV

EDUCATION

PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN
2016 / MFA / NEW YORK NY

SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO (SAIC)
2012 / BFA / CHICAGO IL

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
FALL 2010 / MADRID ES
 


residencIES & AWARDS

2017-2018 / smack mellon artist studio program, brooklyn ny

2017 / nYFA Immigrant Artist Program


EXHIBITIONS

2017 / PLAYAS, C.A.C.t.u.s. jorge mujica, LONG BEACH CA
2017 / make___place, eva mayha, New York Immigrant Coalition, NYC
2017 / FILMIDEO 2017, index art center, newark, new jersey
2016 / TAKING ISSUE, MEMORIAL UNION GALLERY, LYNNETTE MIRANDA
2016 / BOTOX TEMPLE STREET, CURATED BY KAREN CHANKALUN, HONG KONG
2016 / VIEW FROM ABOVE, RABBITHOLE, CAROLINE VOAGEN NELSON, BROOKLYN
2016 / OF THE PEOPLE, SMACK MELLON, ERIN DONNELLY, BROOKLYN NY
2016 / BETWEEN SPACES, PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN, MANHATTAN NY
2016 / LINE OF BREATH, US-MX BORDER FENCE, TIJUANA MEXICO
2015 / QUALIA, LIVESTREAM PUBLIC, BROOKLYN NY
2015 / SXSW SX CREATE, AUSTIN TX
2012 / SAIC BFA SHOW, SULLIVAN GALLERIES, CHICAGO IL
2011 / HOSPITAL GREGORIO MARAÑON CURARTE, MADRID ES


PRESS

2017 / Artist Isabella Cruz-Chong: Breaking Borders, Walls, and Chains, ANTONIO RUIZ, JULY 2017

2017 / INTERVIEW WITH ISABELLA CRUZ-CHONG,THEO WESTENBERGER ESTATE, STEPH DEL ROSSO, JUNE 2017

2016 / PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER: "OF THE PEOPLE" AT SMACK MELLON, ART F CITY, EMILY COLUCCI, JULY 2016

2015 / THE CCLAP WEEKENDER FOR JULY 10TH, CCLAP CHICAGO CENTER FOR LITERATURE AND PHOTOGRAPHY, JULY 2015

2015 / TIPS FOR CROSSING THE BORDER, PAPER FORTUNE TELLER STYLE, POCHO, HABLA PICASSO, JUNE 2015

2015 / MFA DT STUDENTS SHOWCASE WORK AT SX CREATE DURING SXSW, THE NEW SCHOOL, MARCH 2015


TALKS

2017 / PODCAST INTERVIEW, ARTIST ISABELLA CRUZ-CHONG, PALACIO MAGAZINE, LONG BEACH CA

2017 / Video Interview, 10 minutes with the Artist, Memorial Union Gallery, fargo north dakota

2016 / PANEL DISCUSSION, COMMUNITY PRACTICES: ART AND INTERVENTION,SMACK MELLON, BROOKLYN NY


TEACHING

PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN
FALL 2016 / design for the 21st century, NEW YORK NY
SUMMER 2015 / WEB TEACHING FELLOW, NEW YORK NY

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF THE ARTS
FALL 2016 / TEACHING ARTIST, NEW YORK NY

GIRLS WRITE NOW
2015-2016 / DIGITAL PROGRAM FACILITATOR, NEW YORK NY

GADGEITERATION AT PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN
2015-2016 / GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT, NEW YORK NY


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CANARY
SEPTEMBER 2016 - PRESENT / VISUAL DESIGNER, NEW YORK NY

EDLAB AT TC COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
SUMMER 2016 / VISUAL DESIGNER, NEW YORK NY

STUDIO 55
SPRING 2015 / VISUAL DESIGNER, NEW YORK NY

DIGITARIA A JWT COMPANY (NOW KNOWN AS MIRUM)
2012 – 2014 / VISUAL DESIGNER, SAN DIEGO CA

OXFAM CHANGE INITIATIVE
SUMMER 2009 / CHANGE LEADER, BOSTON MA