Originally from Mexico City and after many years of working in design, publishing and exhibition planning, Gracia Isabel Gómez decided to follow her passion and study Ceramics. Toronto-based artist and instructor, Gracia Isabel is an honours Sheridan College’s Crafts and Design Ceramics graduate. She explores themes related to colonialism and migration through functional and sculptural pieces.
Gracia Isabel draws inspiration from mythology and her dream world. Currently, the ceramic medium provides a perfect means of expressing the hybrid traditions of her country, and gaining an understanding of the way colonialism transforms cultures.
Through the ceramic practice Gracia Isabel will continue developing artistic responses to social concerns. In 2020, she created CLAY Voices Ceramics Symposium and WEMAJU contest on Instagram (@clayvoices), as a response to COVID restrictions.