I make work that celebrates food and unpacks the various roles it can play in multicultural contexts. Born in Mexico and raised in the United States, I experienced food as an ethnic identifier and a vehicle for cultural preservation. My practice is a constant investigation of how the presentation and materiality of food items contributes to a larger narrative about a community's history. By using alternate materials to reframe food and culinary culture, my work explores themes of authenticity, comfort, and belonging.
Paulina is an artist and educator based in Dallas, Texas.
© Paulina Lopez, 2020.