Artist Interview: Nancy Aguilar
We featured the work of Nancy Aguilar on the title spread of our second issue. We recently sent her some prompts (in bold) and she told us a little about herself.
Current Living: Monterrey, Mexico
Born: in ‘86
Education: BFA in photography from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
I grew up… eating animal crackers with my grandparents.
As a child, I wanted to be… a physicist.
My childhood was… filled with eating homemade pizza, chickens running in the backyard and listening to madonna on roadtrips.
My father… traveled.
My mother… could never tame my hair.
My family… has always been close.
Highschool was… a blur.
College was… about falling in love with art. and loads of snow.
I never saw myself… studying art.
Right now… I am the happiest.
My favorite pastime… is making ice cream.
Routine is… sometimes a nice thing.
My work represents… myself.
Working… makes me happy.
I choose to work in my medium because… it allows me to show exactly what I see.
I feel at home… with my family.
I currently live… back at home.
I wish… I could eat jamon serrano every day.
On a rainy day… I feel most inspired.
I couldn’t live without… my computer.
I like to pretend… I know what I’m doing.
My father… travels quite a lot.
My mother… is a chemist.
Someday I hope… to take polaroids again.
I’d like to be… a bit more involved in the art community in Mexico.
My next step is… to finally edit my photographs from 2011.
Where are you from originally? Does your nationality play a role in your work?
I have lived in Mexico for a great part of my life, but living abroad for 6 years influenced my work. Photography was a way for me to find a place to belong.
Do you have a day-job outside of your art practice? If so, what is?
I am lucky enough to have a job that I adore as a freelance photo-retoucher. Doing this allows me to wake up late and stay in my pajamas, and I hope to keep doing this for as long as I can :)
This is Nancy: