Isolina Minjeong Alva

Pronouns: they/them

Isolina was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago in 1997. Based in NYC, they hold a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art. With their all-American HOO-RAH studio rhythm, Isolina’s work has been the subject of Strada’s third group exhibition (New York CIty, NY, 2021), their solo exhibition with Baltimore Clayworks “Pink Mountain” (Baltimore, MD, 2020), and in the “NCECA Juried Student Show” (Minneapolis, MN, 2020) amongst others.

Along with these experiences, Isolina completed an internship with Cristina Córdova (2020), a long-term residency with Baltimore Clayworks (2020-2021), and a summer residency organized by the Color Network at the Watershed Center for Ceramics (2021). During the covid-19 pandemic, Isolina initiated a cross-cultural artist archive called the Holy Compendium, whose mission is to question and build upon previous art historical methods. Isolina is also proud to say that they are both a mentor and mentee through the Color Network, whose beautiful community and support has instilled endless love into Isolina’s practice and career.