Cecilia Paredes: The Weaving of Dust

September 26 - November 18, 2023

Ruiz-Healy Art is pleased to present Cecilia Paredes: The Weaving of Dust on view at our San Antonio gallery from September 28, 2023 to November 18, 2023. This will be the fourth solo exhibition for Peruvian born, Philadelphia based, artist Cecilia Paredes at Ruiz-Healy Art. The Weaving of Dust will include a fully illustrated catalogue accompanied by an essay by art historian Emily Alesandrini. The Weaving of Dust  presents a new collection of work exploring embodied relationships to the cosmos, celestial mythologies, and earthly vegetation.


Cecilia Paredes was born in Lima, Peru, and has been based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since the early 2000's. Paredes explores the theme of identity through ethereal photo performances where she camouflages her body against beautifully patterned backdrops and disappears amongst the ornamentation. By presenting herself as part of the landscape, Paredes is building her own identity in relation to the part of the world where she lives and raises the question of how our environment influences who we are.


Paredes pursued her Fine Arts studies at the Catholic University of Lima and Cambridge Arts in the UK. In 1998, she was awarded The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency Program. She lived and worked in Costa Rica from 1998 to 2004 and represented the country at the 51st Venice Biennial in 2005. Cecilia Paredes received the 2014 International Award for Artistic Excellence at the Pingyao International Festival of Photography. She has exhibited widely in North, South, and Central America, Asia, Australia, and Europe with solo exhibitions at major institutions, including the Tabacalera Space, Madrid, Spain, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia, and the Costa Rica Museum of Art. Her work is in numerous collections, such as the Museo del Barrio, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; San Antonio Museum of Art, TX; Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Panama.

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