Lives and works in Denver, CO
Born in Texas to immigrant parents from Jalisco who made their living as labor workers, Curiel spent her formative years assisting them on job sites, where she was introduced to construction materials like plaster, house paint, and grouting tools. These materials form the basis of her palette, drawing the artist back to her cultural roots via medium and process.
“My work explores the connection between materiality and movement. Using humble construction materials, I create each piece through a visceral process that seeks to push the boundaries of painting into a sculptural space.”