Siempre Voy a Volver is an assemblage rooted formally in alters structured like pyramids used during dia de muertos that I will use to hold ritual and symbolic objects made of ceramic glaze. This evolving work draws on traditions from both my Mexican and Italian heritage; arches from the aqueducts of Rome, colors used by Luis Barragán – celebrating my context and working like an archeologist slowly digging an ancient city from the ground.
Renata Cassiano Alvarez is a Mexican-Italian artist born in Mexico City and currently the Visiting Assistant Professor in ceramics at the University of Arkansas. Cassiano Alvarez works predominantly in the medium of clay. Educated in Mexico, Italy, Denmark and the US, she has had the opportunity to work in different artistic environments in a cross-cultural and multimedia experience. Her work has been exhibited internationally and can be found in public and private collections in Mexico, Estonia, Italy, Taiwan, Germany, Denmark, Latvia, China, USA and Slovenia. She works between her studio in Veracruz, Mexico and Springdale, Arkansas.