Hattie Fischer’s series of oil paintings on linen, Synecdoche, explores the construction of identity through the practice of body modification, using their own body as the subject. The buildup of paint layers allows for luminous flesh paintings capturing each piercing on their body on a foot per inch scale. In their own words: ‘I embrace that my body is mine in a world that tells me it’s not.’

Maylin Sanchez’s paintings challenge socially conservative perspectives related to human hair, commitments to hair maintenance and styles, and personal relationships with hair. In her series, Cabello Caido, Sanchez captures the remorse, regret, and nostalgia that comes when one’s locks are cut off, even when it is by individual choice through paintings that present locks of hair on a large scale.

Hanna Sanderson’s body of paintings, Vibrational Identities, is focused on the dynamic structure between gender roles and performativity within the domestic environments. With the use of vibrant color applied to hypothetical home interior spaces, she aims to discover the ways our gendered identities manifest into the physical realm with the influence of societal standards and norms.

Laila Saqer depicts identity in this body of paintings and drawings on cardboard through the use of Palestinian icons and color schemes. Intertwined with imagery of rocks, rubble, and invented symbolism, they create a variety of controlled and chaotic narratives.