Residency Dates
  • August 2022 – September 2022

Gisela Insuaste is an artist, educator, and cultural producer. Through painting, photography, sculpture, and walking, she explores the intersection of architecture, memory, myth, and topography. She maps idiosyncrasies of urban and natural landscape, (un)expected encounters or gestures that can (dis)connect us to places physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Insuaste’s artwork was featured in Imagining Pilgrimage: Art as Embodied Experience (2021). Awards include the 2021 Art Community Week keynote (SUNY New Paltz), NYC SCA Public Art in Public Schools Art Commission, Hope Platform Designer-in-Residency (Seoul, Korea), Apex Art Outbound Residency, Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder, EFA NYC Arts Worker Residency, Laundromat Project Create Change PD Fellowship, Smithsonian LMSP Fellowship, Artadia/Driehaus Award, and MacDowell Fellowships. Exhibits include Hope Platform (Seoul, Korea), Southern Exposure (San Francisco), Dartmouth, Bronx Museum, El Taller (Boricua, NY), Vox Populi PA, John Allcott Gallery (UNC), Satellite Gallery (UTSA), Cuchifritos Gallery (NY), Queens Museum (NY), El Museo del Barrio (NY), Praxis Gallery (NY & FL), MCA (Chicago), Chicago Cultural Center, and Centro Cultural (Riobamba and Manta, Ecuador). Insuaste is Education and Public Programs Director at Kala Art Institute, Berkeley. Her MFA is from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and BA in Anthropology & Studio Art from Dartmouth.