The intent behind my work is the exploration and reinvention of identity through interactions with the other. I question ideas about the dominant culture, gender roles, and divine mandates by contrasting fiber techniques, which have traditional been used by indigenous people and women, with the rigidity and historical dominance of marble.
My personal story of migration and encounters with “others” have pushed me to question my own sense of identity and that of society around me. As a result, I believe in the authentic recording of my own story as it defines me and intertwines with my surroundings to create a culture specific to this day.
Claudia Dominguez was born in Mexico City, Mexico and has lived in the United States since the year 2000. She graduate with a Degree in Art and Design with an emphasis on fibers from North Carolina State University. Her undergraduate work was in Sculpture at the University of San Diego in California. After graduation, Claudia lived in Florence, Italy where she apprenticed under artist Roberto Lastrucci and learned the ancient art of Florentine mosaics. Claudia is currently teaching art at Costal Carolina University in South Carolina.