Shizu Saldamando

Shizu Saldamando, a painter, graduated from UCLA and then earned an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Her portraits of friends and members of her community play with questions of identity, exploring the hyphenated nationalities of many Americans, and the way consumer culture affects style. Her portraits document a world where identity is fluid, and Saldamando focuses on those changeable markers of affiliation.