DARICE POLO, is currently producing the independent film Brújula. She is the recipient of a Creative Workforce Fellow, a Cuyahoga Arts and Culture grant and a Puffin Foundation grant in support of the film. In 2018 she spent two months at the “Equal Justice” international residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Polo was born in New York City, and studied drawing and painting at SUNY, Albany (MFA) and the School of Visual Arts (BFA).
In March 2020 her work was reviewed in American Quarterly, a journal published by Johns Hopkins University. The article Midterm Evaluation, Swing State Aesthetics by Harrod Suarez discusses the exhibition Ohio Artists for Freedom in which Polo exhibited her Seeds of Colonialism print series and an excerpt of Brújula.
An excerpt of Brújula was also screened in 2018 at the Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, Poland and was purchased by the Progressive Art Collection after it was exhibited at the headquarters of Progressive Insurance. In 2016 her work was included in the exhibition Latino Art of the Midwest: Into the 21st Century at the University of Dayton. Polo’s work has been exhibited throughout the U.S.—New York, San Francisco, Sacramento, Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, San Antonio, and at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez. She is an Associate Professor of drawing and painting at Kent State University’s School of Art.
Earlier works can be viewed on her personal website.
Brújula is set to be released in 2023.