In Conversation: Sandra de la Loza and Sesshu Foster
We are pleased to present a conversation between Sandra de la Loza and poet, teacher, and community activist Sesshu Foster in conjunction with de la Loza’s exhibition Mi Casa Es Su Casa. Foster and de la Loza will be discussing the themes of the exhibition, their respective practices, and L.A.’s past, present, and future. This event is free and open to everyone.
About Sandra de la Loza
Sandra de la Loza is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. She studied Latin American history and culture at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM), earned a B.A. in Chicano Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and completed her M.F.A. at California State University, Long Beach. In 2013, de la Loza was awarded the California Community Foundation Mid-Career Artist Grant and the Artist in Residence Grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and in 2012 an Art Matters Grant. She was the Project Research Fellow (2009-2011) at the Chicano Studies Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles as part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980 organized by the Getty Foundation.
About Sesshu Foster
Sesshu Foster is author of three books of poetry, including World Ball Notebook, which won an American Book Award. His novel, Atomic Aztex, won a 2006 Believer Magazine Prize; his latest book is City of the Future. ELADATL, A History of the East Los Angeles Dirigible Air Transport Lines, a collaboration with artist Arturo Romo, will be published in Fall 2019. Sesshu Foster has taught composition and literature in East Los Angeles since 1985, and has taught creative writing at the University of Iowa, Pomona College, the California Institute of the Arts and the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Image: Sandra de la Loza, Mi Casa Es Su Casa (installation view), 2019. Photo by Ian Byers-Gamber.