Libby Paloma is an interdisciplinary artist working in a wide range of mediums including assemblage, installation, photography, video and performance. Paloma's work is inspired by mythology and allegory while exploring and celebrating Chicanx, Mexican and Queer culture. Paloma's most recent works are assemblages featuring a portrait that is surrounded by intricate beadwork, religious relics, and miniature items that depict personal identity politics, gender and sexuality, and issues of cultural heritage.

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Chingona AKA Libby

Multimedia assemblage (photograph, beads, miniatures), 12"x9", 2017

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Chingona AKA Libby detail shot

Señora Godinez y Guadalupe

Multimedia assemblage (photograph, beads, miniatures, antique platter, Milagros), 20"x20", 2018

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Señora Godinez y Guadalupe detail shot

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Margarita AKA Cookie

Multimedia assemblage (photograph, beads, miniatures), 12"x9", 2017

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Margarita AKA Cookie detail shot

Arturo AKA Sonny

Arturo AKA Sonny

Multimedia assemblage (photograph, beads, miniatures, antique platter, Milagros),12"x10", 2018

Arturo AKA Sonny detail shot

Arturo AKA Sonny detail shot

Arturo AKA Sonny detail shot

Arturo AKA Sonny detail shot

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Nacho AKA Paloma

Multimedia assemblage (photograph, beads, miniatures), 12"x9", 2017

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Nacho AKA Paloma detail shot

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Nunca Más

 

Multimedia assemblage (photographs, coyote skin, dried flowers, rosary beads, crystals, sequins, hojalata art, and miniatures), 2018

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Altar 

Installation shot in collaboration with Ace Lehner (pom poms, crystals, lace doilies, mirror, lights, fabric, flowers), 2018

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Por Vida 

Triptych in collaboration with Ace Lehner (lightjet prints, cotton, denim) installation shot, 2017

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Por Vida detail shot

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Por Vida detail shot

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Por Vida detail shot

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Guadalupe to Chingona: A Narrative of Migration y Corozón  

Installation shot, in collaboration with Ace Lehner (maps, map tacks, text), 2017

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Guadalupe to Chingona: A Narrative of Migration y Corozón detail shot

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Guadalupe to Chingona: A Narrative of Migration y Corozón detail shot

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On Fuego

Digital photograph, 2017

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Ven Conmigo

Still from lip sync performance to "Islands in the Stream" in collaboration with Lynda James, 2017

A Boy Named Nacho, 2017 

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A Boy named Nacho

Still from drag lip sync performance to "A Boy Named Sue" at Hogtied Hudson Valley, 2017