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. Last May 2016, she graduated from Ceramics at Sheridan College, Ontario.
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.
Gracia Isabel has participated in a number of exhibitions. One of her first projects in first year, a maiolica platter “Augur’s Mirror” was choose to be displayed at the Gardiner Museum alongside historical platters in the permanent collection. That same summer she was given the summer residency award at the Mississauga Potters Guild. Finishing second year she was awarded a one month Summer Residency at the Shaw International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics, Medalta International Artists in Residence Program in Alberta. She graduated with honours in 2016 winning the “Best in Show” of Craft and Design Graduate Exhibition, between other awards. The following summer, she was the recipient of the “Best of Sculpture” award during the 55 Toronto Outdoors Art Exhibition Outdoors Art Fair.
Through the ceramic practice Gracia Isabel will continue developing artistic responses to social concerns.