Home Entertainment Latinx artist Christie Tirado’s artwork on display at Madison College gallery 

Latinx artist Christie Tirado’s artwork on display at Madison College gallery 

Christie Tirado (Photo supplied.)
Printmaker Christie Tirado’s artwork has been exhibited and collected nationally and has been featured in museums and galleries across the United States and Mexico. Madison College Gallery at Truax welcomes people in the Madison area to come and see her artwork that reveals the Mexican immigrants’ experience and identity.
“Historias y Granadas” by Christie Tirado

“Gráfica Del Campo: Cultivando una Nación” will be on display from March 18-April 12. The opening reception will be held Thursday, March 21, 4-6 p.m. at Madison College’s Gallery at Truax, 1701 Wright St.

Tirado is a Mexican-American interdisciplinary
artist and educator based out of Yakima, WA, who is currently
an Education Graduate Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Inspired by the rich tradition of Mexican relief block printing, Tirado’s art explores the impact of migration on culture, identity, traditions, memories, and the notion of home, focusing on labor-related migration within Mexican diasporas, according to a press release from Madison College. Tirado’s fusion of research and ethnography illuminates the complex narratives woven into migration stories and cultural (in)visibility. Tirado’s artistic journey initially stemmed from exploring the various diasporas inherent in her Mexican American identity, rooted in the experiences of her immigrant parents, and expanded to the nation’s farm workers.

“The social issues affecting rural migrant farm working communities have driven me both as an artist and educator to illustrate and uplift the voices and lived realities of these communities, utilizing my art as a framework for visibility,” Tirado says.

The Gallery at Truax is located on the mezzanine at the entrance of the Truax Building Room A1005, 1701 Wright St., Madison. Guests may park in the visitor or student lots.