Fiber artist and weaver Consuelo Jimenez Underwood isthe daughter of migrant agricultural workers, a Chicana mother and a father of Huichol descent. She received her BA and MA from San Diego State University and her MFA from San Jose State University, where she became a tenured professor. Her work is, among many other places, in the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Oakland Museum of Art. In our conversation, we discuss Consuelo's dreams of becoming an artist as a child working in the fields, why she insisted on making a space for weaving as art in academia, her series of works commemorating the people who lose their lives crossing the highways near the border between Mexico and California, and so much more.
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