WORKS BY SERIES | SMILE
The Smile series is an ongoing study on issues surrounding the rigors of immigration, both in the process, and as a product and result. Smile has gone through numerous iterations, ranging from panos (handkerchiefs) to drawn, painted, and embroidered cloth stretched on wooden embroidery hoops.
Smile has been showcased in various combinations and venues. Notable venues that the Smile Series has shown in include Galeria de la Raza (San Francisco), MACLA / Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (San Jose), the San Jose Museum of Art, University Galleries at the Ben Shahn Center for Visual Arts, William Paterson University (Wayne, NJ), the Vincent Price Art Museum (Los Angeles), The Hokin Gallery at Columbia College Chicago, and Studios on the Park in Paso Robles, CA. Pieces from Smile were recently on view for Natalia Anciso: ASPIRE | ASPIRAR at the O'Kane Gallery of the University of Houston-Downtown and the Radical Anachronisms group exhibition at The Westin Denver Downtown as part of the 2018 Society for the Study of American Women Writers Triennial Conference.