Mirzam Pérez

I am a Honduran-born, self-taught visual artist based in Grinnell, Iowa. In my art, I am constantly seeking a sense of belonging and finding my home in the natural environment. Using bright fabrics as my working surface, I contrast solid-colored figures in the foreground with multicolored, translucent tints to create mixed media paintings of baroque excess. In my most current work, I challenge two dimensionality and experiment with textile sculptural forms.

“Artists and scientists are both asking questions about the world, they’re just doing it in different ways”
Alex Braidwood
Director, Iowa Lakeside Lab Artists-in-Residence Program
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