A consistent feature of my craft is the layering of paints, stories and cultures. I consciously work to create a sense of history by mark making, integrating found objects, distressing elements in order to reveal how corrosion, rust and wear accumulate on bodies and surfaces.
Julia LaChica is an Oakland based Queer Japanese/Filipino Visual Artist, born and raised in San Francisco. She received her BFA in Industrial Design from the California College of the Arts and has been active in her art practice since 1987. Julia works in a variety of mediums, including printmaking, screen printing, digital art, collage, assemblage art and painting. The stories she tells through her art speaks about struggles, resilience, unity, cultural history, traditions and folklore as it relates to her and her community.