Andrew Mcilvaine

Region: West


City / State: KANSAS CITY, MO

 As a Mexican American interdisciplinary artist, my work explores the relationship trauma has with shaping personal and cultural memory of the South and southwestern regions of the United States. Through narrative-based work I create images and objects that are rooted in myth and spirituality yet reflect the memories, histories, and heritage of my family. The work speaks about the displacement and replacement of culture, language, and nationality, and poses questions about home, loss, authenticity, and assimilation due to settlers’ colonialism.