Photo credit: Kevin Penczak

Ep.174 Yvette Mayorga is a multidisciplinary artist based in Chicago, Illinois. Her work links feminized labor and the aesthetics of celebration to colonial art history and racialized oppression through the guise of using pink as a weapon of mass destruction. Mayorga holds an MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Mayorga’s first solo museum exhibition What a Time to be at the Momentary, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, is on view through October 2023. Mayorga’s first East Coast solo museum exhibition Dreaming of You at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, is on view through March 2024. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY; Vincent Price Art Museum, Monterey Park, CA; El Museo del Barrio, the Center for Craft, Asheville, NC; Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, MX; and Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA. Currently, Mayorga is working on a large-scale installation for the City of Chicago’s permanent public art collection at O’Hare International Airport’s Terminal 5.

Mayorga has been featured in Artforum, Artnet, Art in America, Art News, Cultured Magazine, DAZED, Galerie Magazine, Hyperallergic, Latina Magazine, Teen Vogue, The Guardian, The New York Times, Vogue, W Magazine, and Women’s Wear Daily. Her works are in the permanent collections of 21c Museum Hotels, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, DePaul Art Museum, El Museo del Barrio, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and New Mexico State University Art Museum.


The Aldrich



Latinx Project

W Magazine

Cultured Mag


Art For Change

The Momentary

Invisible Culture Journal

Fondazione Imago Mundi


University of Illinois

Chicago Gallery News

David b Smith Gallery



Hyde Park Art

Scorpion After Ouvrière en Porcelaine, 2023
Collage, mirror, scorpion belt buckle, toy hammers, and acrylic piping on panel
80 x 43
Courtesy of the artist

Hello Kitty Hello YOU After Rococo 18th century porcelain Diorama, 2023
Glass, acrylic nails, charms, and acrylic piping on panel
26 x 27 each
Courtesy of the artist

In the Rocaille Foliage, 2023
Acrylic nails and acrylic piping on panel
26 x 27 each
Courtesy of the artist

BYE BYE BYE from the Surveillance Locket Series, 2023
Glass, collage, car wrap vinyl, charms, acrylic nails, and acrylic piping on panel
60 diameter
Courtesy of the artist