Photo by Seth Personett
Ariana Gomez

Ariana Gomez is a visual artist based in Austin, TX. She spent twelve years in New York City working commercially and recently returned home to Austin to pursue a graduate degree from the University of Texas. This transition became a catalyst for her most recent work which explores the link between identity, land, home and memory. Working primarily with photography, film, text and sound, Gomez’s practice examines our notions of the ‘home’ as myth through reflections on her parent’s relationship to land. Her interest lies in the intersections of these mediums and how they work together to create an experiential memory-scape of place.

Gomez has exhibited both in the U.S. and internationally most recently showing at the Vermont Center for Photography, sTudio 7 for the Rockaway Artists’ Alliance in Fort Tilden, NY, and for The Print Space Gallery in London, UK. Recent awards include The Hopper Prize Grant, a 2024 University Residency Fellowship from Studios at MASS MoCA, and she was honored to be mentioned as a photographer to watch in Glass Tire’s Best of 2022. Her work has appeared online and in publications such as The New York Times, Lux Magazine, PhMuseum, Booooooom, and Ain’t Bad.

Gomez holds a BFA from The Rochester Institute of Technology and is a Diversify Photo Up Next Member. She is currently slated to receive her MFA in 2024.