Episode 2: Gisela Insuaste

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Episode 2: Gisela Insuaste

By Weston Teruya February 1, 2017

Weston Teruya welcomes artists, arts administrators, and cultural workers of color to get real about their lives, practices, and careers. Each episode is an in-depth look into how art gets made, but more importantly how these folks are seeing to the system of art’s (UN)making.


In this episode, we talk with artist Gisela Insuaste about her installations and drawings, fragmented landscapes, her travels, and working as an educator. You can follow her work at giselainsuaste.com, @giselanycoak on Instagram, and @blueblkglasses on Twitter.

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Gisela Insuaste is an artist, educator, and cultural worker. She makes sculptures and drawings that explore urban and natural spaces that have been recognized through support from Artadia. She has many years experience working in cultural organizations in Chicago, Washington DC, and New York, including the Smithsonian Institute, Wave Hill, Columbia College Chicago, the History Museum of Chicago, and El Museo del Barrio in NY. She holds a BA in anthropology and studio art from Dartmouth College and an MFA in painting and drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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