September 2008

San Francisco, CA—Paz is a native of Madrid, Spain, and a multidisciplinary artist working in drawing, sculpture and installation. She came to the Bay Area in 2003 after being accepted as an artist-in residence at the Djerassi Resident Artist Program. In 2004 she began a residency at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley.

She studied Fine Arts both in Spain and Mexico. She lived for 4 years in Mexico City and completed her Master’s degree in Fine Arts at the UNAM. Her stay in Mexico had a major impact on her vision and artwork, and traces of this period echo in her work today.

Paz de la Calzada has exhibited her work in Europe and Mexico and it is included in public and private collections of contemporary art in Spain, Mexico, and the US.

Her current work is informed by daily interactions around her home in San Francisco’s Mission District. The artifacts she encounters on the streets are inspirational materials that are occasionally incorporated into her works of art.

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