Marianne Sadowski, La Llorona, 2012

Marianne Sadowski, La Llorona, 2012


Marianne Sadowski
La Llorona, 2012
Serigraph, Ed. 52

This print shows a night vision view of immigrants crossing from Mexico into the US through the Rio Grande. The drowning migrants get caught in the inescapable whirl of La Llorona’s hair. The Mexican legend of "La Llorona" talks about a woman that drowns her children and later throws herself in the river after her husband left her. Children who hear this story are warned of the danger of encountering La Llorona. Sadowski likens the same foreboding horror of La Llorona to the perils of migration encountered by thousands of individuals and families who make the journey across the border daily.

Born in raised in Mexico City, Sadowski received her BA in Film from the Universidad Iberoamericana and a MFA from the Academy of San Carlos. She now lives and works as a visual artist and art educator in Los Angeles, teaching art for over 20 years in different museums, schools and non-profit organizations, such as LACMA, the Getty, the Skirball Cultural Museum, the Broad, CARS, Plaza de la Raza and ARTworx, among many others. She is also an active member of Los de Abajo Printmaking Collective, The Los Angeles Printmaking Society, and Consejo Gráfico, a network of workshops that promote Latino printmaking in the United States. Her art has been widely exhibited in the United States and Mexico. such as The National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, Taller Boricua, New York, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, Fullerton Museum, Forest Lawn Museum, El Camino College, SPARC, Self Help Graphics and Art among many others.

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