The work bridges the personal to the social, forming a relationship between immigration, gender inequality, labor, and class issues that have resulted in a people being left devalued and cast aside within their present “community” and culture. The work situates itself within the space between.
Using clothing that was given to her by individuals being impacted and/or affected by oppressive structures, Quezada uses a lace draping technique to breath the pieces into a space where they are viewed again. Drawing from the internal vulnerability carried by each garment the piece’s act as imprints of states. They are a culmination of identities, collected and externalized.
In 2016 Quezada was one of the cofounders of Present Cartographers, a collective invested in creating a platform for artist working within the theme of immigration. Most recently the collective launched Terreno: Borderland Linguistics, a chapbook that holds writing and visual work by ten national and international artists.
Quezada received her MFA from the University of Delaware, and BFA for Santa Fe University of Art and Design.