Yvette Mayorga is a multidisciplinary artist based in Chicago, Illinois. Her work links the feminized labor and 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. Her newest solo exhibition, Dreaming of You, opens September 2023 at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Art and Design, Vincent Price Art Museum, El Museo del Barrio, the Center for Craft, the Museo Universitario del Chopo, and LACMA's Pacific Standard Time:LA/LA. 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.
She has been featured in Artforum, Artnet, Art in America, Art News, DAZED, Galerie Magazine, Hyperallergic, Latina Magazine, Teen Vogue, The Guardian, New York Times, 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.