Conversations: Yolanda Lopez, Yadira Casares, & Isis Rodriguez – San Francisco, CA


“My work is inspired by the concept of Identity and utilized as a springboard for personal narrative. Often my work delves into the kaleidoscope of culture,  societal norms, and gender. I practice art-making because I believe that self-expression heals and has transformative value beyond the soul’s eye. To this sense I feel I am mostly a storyteller, mirroring the practices of Native American story-telling,  of passing on knowledge and healing remedies. Art is an integral piece to the fabric of society and a powerful tool for community building.” ~ Yadira Cazares

Education

2005 
Bachelors of Fine Art (BFA) – Major in Painting & Drawing
California College of the Arts – San Francisco/Oakland, CA

Awards

2017 
Southern Exposure (SOEX) – Alternative Exposure Award – DAR+LUZ Collective Founder/Lead

20002005
California College of the Arts – Creative Achievement Award


Exhibitions

2019
“Bloom”
Sanchez Contemporary Gallery ~ Oakland CA

2018
“DAR+LUZ Collective”
Mobile Art Gallery ~ Oakland CA

“DAR+LUZ Collective”
SOEX (Southern Exposure) ~ San Francisco CA

“Cultura Cura – An All Women Art Exhibition: Healing through Cultura”
Sanchez Contemporary Gallery ~ Oakland CA

“View from the Bench: Law and Religion”
UC Graduate Theological Library ~Berkeley CA

“Immigration: Keeping Families Together”
Greenlining Institute and Galeria Beso Maya~ Oakland CA

2017
Label Art: “Barrel Climber Series – 2015 Pinot Noir”
Eric Kent Wines ~ Santa Rosa CA

Comp-Arte
Omni Gallery ~ Berkeley CA

“Hermanitas” Art Show
Sacramento CA

2016
“Beyond Dreams”
Berkeley CA

“Matriarch”
El Comalito ~ Vallejo CA

“Matriarch”
Queer Culture Gallery ~ Oakland CA

2015
“Inequitous Paradigm”
Oakland CA

2013
“Grand Opening Exhibtion”
Galeria Beso Maya ~ Oakland, CA

2011
Poetry Book Release
San Francisco CA

“Womyn of Color”
Berkeley CA

2010
“Intersexxiones”
Escandalosas CA

2009
Solo Show
Berkeley CA

2008
Fundraiser
San Francisco CA

“Illusion/Sueños”
San Francisco CA

Fundraiser Show
Oakland CA

“Illusion”
San Francisco CA

2006
Solo Show
Mexico City D.F. MX

2005
“Arte Sin Fronteras”
San Francisco CA

“Illusion/Viaje”
San Francisco CA

“Regeneration: Conversations”
Galeria de la Raza ~ San Francisco CA

2004
Solo Show
San Diego CA

2003
Group Show
CCA Oakland CA

“7 Degrees of Separation”
Oakland CA

Group Show
San Francisco CA

2002
Solo Show
CCA Oakland CA

1999
“Childhood Revealed”
The Whitney Museum ~ New York NY

Solo Show
Hayward CA