Artist Spaces: Rizzhel Javier

Artist: Rizzhel Javier

Location: Tijuana, B.C., MX

Rizzhel Javier is a San Diego based artist and educator. During our portrait session in Tijuana, she shared stories of her Filipino-American roots. She shared how the juxtaposition of Tijuana and the Philippines makes her feel at home. Rizzhel brought along Filipino fabrics and textiles to use in her images.

From www.rizzheljavier.com | Her work explores topics in identity, memory, culture and human relationships. As a first generation Filipino-American, Rizzhel uses her art practice to dissect her identity, and that of the larger Filipino-American community through the research and creation of art projects. Her art is grounded in social practice, with the intent to engage the public and build a dialogue on topics that are often difficult to discuss or understand. For Rizzhel art is a way for people to build communication skills and a sense of community.