A project on memory, representation and the importance of archiving your own histories.
PHOTOGRAPHY // VIDEO // AUDIO
IN THE STUDIO
Research on image and meaning through the documentation and collection of family portraits, albums and landscapes photography.
TRANSNATIONAL FAMILY PORTRAITS
A study on the evolution of the family portrait in reference to transnational families dealing with distance, togetherness and everything in between.
Documentation of a small town in the Philippines called Sineguelasan, in Bacoor, Cavite, where my father was born and grandmother still lives today.
PHOTOGRAPHY // VIDEO // SCULPTURE // INSTALLATION
Early works that explore materials, sculpture, video and memory.
SOCIAL PRACTICE ART
Her goal is to provide fun learning experiences, support mentorship to students and provide rejuvenating professional development experiences to art educators.
ARTIST IN RESIDENT
Rizzhel Javier (San Diego, 1983) is a San Diego based artist and educator. She graduated college with a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts from San Diego State University in 2012. Rizzhel is an active member of the arts community in the region.
Her work explores topics in communication, identity, memory and human relationships. Trained in darkroom photography, in the last ten years, Rizzhel has combined her images with sculpture, installation and digital media. Her pieces are playful and often require the viewer to engage physically with the work. She works autobiographically, using art and photography, to explore personal, community and global transformation. Through sharing personal stories, Rizzhel hopes to encourage viewers to recall their own memories, personal experiences and reflection