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Darice Polo


Darice Polo is the director and editor of her independent film Brújula. Through the voice of her grandfather she recounts the birth of US colonialism in Puerto Rico and the subsequent emigration of her ancestors to New York. She is the recipient of a Creative Workforce Fellowship and Puffin Foundation Grant both in support of the film. In March 2020 her work was reviewed in American Quarterly, a journal published by Johns Hopkins University. The article Midterm Evaluation, Swing State Aesthetics by Harrod Suarez discusses the exhibition Ohio Artists for Freedom, an excerpt of Brújula and her Seeds of Colonialism print series. https://daricepolo.cloud/ohio-artists-for-freedoms/ An excerpt of Brújula was also screened at the Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, Poland and acquired by the Progressive Art Collection at Progressive Insurance. While an international artist-in-residence at the prestigious Santa Fe Art Institute in New Mexico, she worked alongside artists whose works focused on Equal Justice.

Born in New York City, Polo received an MFA in drawing and painting from SUNY, Albany and a BFA in Media Arts from the School of Visual Arts. She lives and works in Cleveland and is an Associate Professor of drawing and painting in the School of Art at Kent State University.

Polo exhibited two 5’ x 7’ drawings in the exhibition The First 100+ Days at Spaces Gallery. An interview with Carrie Wise, where she is shown working on the drawings, was broadcast on WVIZ/Ideastream Applause on April 27, 2017. https://www.ideastream.org/news/ohio-artists-respond-to-trumps-first-100-days


American Invasion, 2016, serigraphy, 22

American Invasion, 2016, serigraphy, 22" x 16"

Freedom of Speech

Freedom of Speech, 2016, serigraphy, 22” x 16”

Immigration Mass Deportation

Immigration Mass Deportation, 2017, graphite and color pencil, 60” x 84”

Puerto Rican Parade (NYC), Brújula film still

Puerto Rican Parade (NYC), Brújula film still

Resist Agent Orange (ATCQ)

Resist Agent Orange (ATCQ), 2017, graphite and color pencil, 60” x 92”


The First 100+ Days, Spaces Gallery Installation shot

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