December 4, 2020

ONLY CONNECT Webinar | Diana Guerrero-Maciá + Jesse Harrod


Diana Guerrero-Maciá + Jesse Harrod
Friday, December 4
5PM – 6:30PM (CST)


Please join us for a conversation between Diana Guerrero-Macia + Jesse Harrod on the occasion of Carrie Secrist Gallery’s exhibition Only Connect. This virtual event will be a great opportunity to hear from these artists about their art making and their connection. Subjects to be discussed include: mutual art crushing, weirdness, material explorations & taxonomies, studio practice and ideas for the future. Carrie Secrist will introduce the artists and we hope you will join us.


Diana Guerrero-Maciá is an artist working in the expanded fields of painting and textiles. She values craft, consciousness, sustainability, and material metaphor. Her studio practice, spanning over twenty-five years, includes slow-craft processes in painting, textiles, drawing, print, and sculptural objects.

Guerrero-Maciá has exhibited widely nationally and internationally. Her notable exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Art Pace San Antonio, Elmhurst Art Museum, Crocker Museum of Art, and South Bend Museum of Art. She has created several public art commissions for the Public Art Fund, NYC & the City of Chicago. Her artworks are collected into multiple public and private collections. She is a United Artist Fellowship Nominee, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award winner, Illinois Arts Council Fellow, MacDowell Colony Fellow, and Phillip Morris Foundation Fellow. She is alumnus of Skowhegan School of Art, Cranbrook Academy of Art, and Villanova University. She is currently Professor of Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is represented by Traywick Contemporary, and Carrie Secrist Gallery.

Jesse Harrod is an artist whose practice explores embodiment, gender, and sexual identity. Working with  multiple media forms and materials, Harrod’s work builds on herstories of 1970s feminist art to offer queer imaginations of the body, from the abject and the grotesque to the humorous.

Harrod’s work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally. These include “In Practice: Material Deviance” at the SculptureCenter in New York, the traveling exhibition “Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community,” “Haptic Tactics” at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York, “Even Thread Has a Speech” at the Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan WI, and “Hatch” at the Bowtie Project in Los Angeles, CA. Harrod has been awarded The Pew Fellowship, residencies at The MacDowell Artist Colony, The Fire Island Artist’s Residency, the Banff Center for Arts and Creativity, the Museum of Art and Design, and the Icelandic Textile Center, among others. Her work appears in recently published edited collections such as Queer Holdings (Hirmer Publications), a book-length catalog to accompany the exhibition “Queer Threads,” and an edited book titled Low Ropes Course (Publication Studio: Hudson) that situates Harrod’s artistic practice within a larger historical and contemporary context, with contributions from Jenni Sorkin, Daniel Orendorff, Allyson Mitchell, Laurel Sparx, Anthony Romero and JD Samson. Harrod has lectured about their work across the U.S. and internationally, most recently at the MET Breuer.

To view the online viewing room for Only Connect, please click here.

Upcoming ONLY CONNECT Webinar:

Megan Green + Thalia Agosto: Saturday, December 5 | 1:00PM (CST) | ZOOM LINK