Micaela Anaya

Artist New York

Self-taught, Chicago-born, artist Micaela Anaya has been cultivating her craft for fifteen years. Her pieces, painted with a deep and vivid palette, speak to the social realist tradition of her family’s native Mexico. Micaela's work is at once an exaltation of the sacred feminine and a challenge to the systems of oppression that seek to diminish it. She believes in art as a necessary means of individual expression and a collective means for social change.

Societies never know it, but the war of an artist with his society is a lover's war, and he does, at his best, what lovers do, which is to reveal the beloved to himself, and with that revelation, make freedom real.
__James Baldwin