Fine Art/Clay/3D Art/Arts & Crafts
Selma is a Mexican-American artist from the South Western desert of El Paso, Texas. Now based in Portland, Oregon, she has received her Bachelor’s degree in Art Practices at Portland State University. Her deeply embedded passion for stop-motion animation led her to learn varying disciplines such as figure sculpture, set building, and costume fabrication. Her academic passion has reinforced these self-taught skills through technical practices such as design, drawing, printmaking, bookmaking, video production, sculpture, mold making & casting, as well as performance and conceptual art. Throughout her collegiate career, she has developed a body of work that focuses on conceptual themes of curiosity, fear, vulnerability, and intuition through the use of narrative storytelling. In the final year of her undergraduate studies, Selma’s artistic production has dramatically transformed into the feminine work it is today. Derived by monumental life experiences such as pregnancy and motherhood, her practice stands to defy preconceptions of the other’s place in the art world while simultaneously taking up space.