Installation is on view now
About The Artist
Irisol Gonzalez is a fine artist and muralist living and working in Charlotte, North Carolina. She immigrated from Costa Rica with her family at age 10. Having earned degrees in psychology and political science from Appalachian State University, she uses that background to pose moral questions through the symbolism in her art. She has traveled to Mexico and Central America to study Latin American culture and its roots in the Hispanic identity that currently exists in the United States. In her work, she explores the sentiments and physical experience of being a brown female immigrant functioning in today’s American political atmosphere.
Gonzalez has exhibited her work at CAM Raleigh and Goodyear Arts. She was an Inaugural ASC Emerging Creator Fellowship Recipient in 2020 and completed a Fellowship with the League of Creative Interventionists in 2021.
More about the installation from the artist
Irisol Gonzalez’s installation for Interventions can be found in the “Art of the Ancient Americas” collection on the second floor of Mint Museum Randolph
• Lavarse Las Manos 2020, acrylic on linen. On loan from artist.
• Quinceañera #1 & #2 2021, acrylic on linen.
• A Woman’s Cycle 2021, acrylic on linen. On loan from the artist.
• A Cycle of Pain 2021, acrylic on linen. On loan from the artist.
• Adorning Value 2021, Resin. On loan from the artist.
• Machismo #9 2021, acrylic on wood. On loan from the artist.
• Machismo #10 2021, acrylic on wood. On loan from the artist.
• Burial axe n.d., jadeite, On loan from the artist
Interventions is a new series at the Mint in which contemporary works are placed amongst permanent collection installations to create a critical dialogue between past and present.