Paloma Mayorga is an interdisciplinary artist and independent curator based in Austin, Texas. She earned a B.A. in Painting from the Sarofim School of Fine Arts at Southwestern University in 2010, and has gone on to receive the Emerging Artist Award from the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center in 2015, Best Visual Artist by the Austin Chronicle 2017 Reader's Poll, and Southwestern University's 18 Under 40 Award for 2020. Most recently, she participated in The Contemporary Austin's 2019 Crit Group and was selected for the #BBATX 2020 Residency. Currently, Paloma's work is being exhibited virtually on artsy.net through grayDUCK Gallery, and is scheduled to be part of After Carolee: Tender and Fierce at Artpace in San Antonio, Texas in early 2021.
Through unconventional forms of photography, Paloma Mayorga documents the interaction between her body and other natural objects to create elaborate self-portraits that beg the viewer to consider the subtleties of touch. Her photographs, created with the use of a scanner, are inspired by ecofeminist philosophies and explore gender politics as well as human behaviour.