The Linda A. Day Endowed Student Award
2015 Linda A. Day Endowed Student Award Recipient
Born in Brownsville, Texas and raised in the Boyle heights section of Los Angeles from the age of two, Juliana Bustillo began her undergraduate studies at East Los Angles College then transferred to California State University, Long Beach where she earned a B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing in 2017. While at CSULB, she received numerous awards and scholarships including the Linda A. Day Endowed Student Award, a painting scholarship from from The Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts during a study abroad program in China in 2015, and a nomination to the Yale at Norfolk residency in 2016. Most recently she received the Not Real Art Grant. Juliana has been actively participating in exhibitions throughout the Los Angeles area including Avenue 50 Studio, South Bay Contemporary (SoLA), and most recently at ArtShare L.A. She currently resides in East Los Angeles and has a studio in Downtown Los Angeles.
My work is about the lines that are shielded by color and excess. I want to talk about the reflection and sensation of living in the congestion of the city that consumes me and everything in it. I create invented worlds where the culmination of information creates a feeling of place, in which process and particularity co-exist.