I presented my ongoing photographic series, CENSORED LANDSCAPES at the Institute for Critical Animal Studes conference on November 11 at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. It was immensely inspiring and informative to meet and converse with all these esteemed scholar/activists! More information about the conference and about ICAS here.
A piece from my series FAST FOOD is included in the upcoming "State of Time" exhibition in the Wilson Gallery at Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY. The opening reception is Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 6-8PM. More information here.
I am so pleased to be welcomed to the Studio Art faculty at Centre College as an Assistant Professor teaching Photography and Moving Image.
I delighted to have been invited to speak about my FAST FOOD and CENSORED LANDSCAPES photographic series at the 4th Annual Ecofeminism Conference on April 22 at Santa Monica College. More information here.
A piece from my series CENSORED LANDSCAPES will be included in the ReclaimingEarth - works by women eco artists exhibition from April 8 - June 24, 2017 in the Jewett Gallery in the lower level of the San Francisco Public Library at 100 Larkin St. (at Grove). Opening Event to meet the artists and curators is on Sunday April 9, 2017 at 1PM in the Koret Auditorium in the lower level.
I will be conversing about my FAST FOOD and CENSORED LANDSCAPES series with CFUV(101.9 FM) Winds of Change radio host, Janine Bandcroft, on International Women's Day, Wednesday March 8, 2017 from 11AM-noon. CFUV is listener supported radio on the unceded lands of the Coast Salish peoples in Victoria, BC.
A piece from my FAST FOOD series will be included in the upcoming WHAT KEEPS YOU UP AT NIGHT exhibition. It will be a traveling exhibition curated by Tomiko Jones and hosted by the The Arts at California Institute of Integral Studies. More details to follow.
A piece from my work-in-progress series CONVENIENCE will be exhibited in the City of Berkeley's Civic Art Exhibition this year. Details to follow.
A piece from my new series, EDEN has been included in the "Rite of Passage - Creating a profound conversation between environmental art and personal spirituality" exhibition at the Gallery of the ICCNC (upper level), 1433 Madison Street, Oakland CA 94612 from February 20 to March 20, 2016. The gallery is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays 12-5 PM.
A piece from my new series, EDEN will be included in the "Smaller Footprints" exhibition at the Museum of Art and History, 665 West Lancaster Boulevard, Lancaster, CA 93534 from January 28 - March 27, 2016. The opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, January 30, 6-8PM.
Two pieces from my series, FAST FOOD will be included in the "Nourish: Food as Sustenance and Pleasure" juried Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition at the Texas Woman's University Fine Art Galleries, 1200 Frame Street, Denton, TX 76209 from February 11 - March 20, 2016. The opening reception is scheduled for February 16, 2016 from 5:30-8:00 PM.
In the Fall 2015 issue of Exposure magazine, Barbara Tannenbaum, curator of photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art reviewed an exhibition I was invited to participate in, Off the Web, On The Wall 2: An SPE Member Show. She writes the following about photographs from my series FAST FOOD:
"Isabella La Rocca's attitude in the FAST FOOD series is critical and ironic. The California artist makes the plastic sheen and the vivid colors of the facades of fast food restaurants appear both seductive and disturbingly cacophonous. The visual overload is perhaps meant to echo her personal distress with that industry's social, environmental, economic, and public health implications."