Artist Features

Laura Camila Medina

Photo of colorful mural on a building. Includes vines, human figures and the words "Imagine Love"

Maracuya con Leche. Imagine : Imaging. 2022 Individual Artist Fellow, Oregon Arts Commission.

Originally published February, 2022

Laura Camila Medina is an interdisciplinary artist born in Bogotá, Colombia. Her practice strives to create an archive that addresses the complexities of cultural and national identity, notions of “the American Dream,” and personal/collective memory through an embodied perspective. She has exhibited at the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture, PLANETA NY, Fuller Rosen Gallery, Wieden + Kennedy, the Portland Art Museum, Nationale and with the Nat Turner Project. She was awarded the New Media Fellowship at Open Signal, Artist in Residence at the Living School of Art, IPRC Artists & Writers in Residence Program, ACRE Residency, the Centrum Emerging Artist Residency, the Support Beam and Make Learn Build grants from RACC and the Re:Imagine Sustainability Grant from the NW Film Center & Portland Art Museum. Alongside Angela Saenz, she is part of Maracuya con Leche, a collaborative project that encourages artists to participate in creative exchange with their community. She earned her bachelor’s in Painting Arts at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and is currently based in Portland.

Courtesy of the Oregon Arts Commission.

Artist Credit: Laura Camila Medina; Maracuya con Leche; Angela Saenz