Maya Salcido White:
I Had a Chain for You

Maya Salcido White: I had a Chain for You

The Frank-Ratchye Project Space is pleased to present I Had a Chain for You, an exhibition by Latinx Teaching Artist Fellow, Maya Salcido White.

“My show embodies the exploration of my Mexican & Chicanx culture, my gender identity, the implications of those identities within my family dynamics, and their impact on my self-understanding. Through the lens of music, I question: How does queerness hide or manifest itself in Mexican lyricism? Who are my ancestors and what are their struggles? What aspects of culture and family anchor me, and which aspects fetter me? All pieces in the show are exclusively linoleum block prints. Through this medium, I carve away the version of “me” that was formed without my consent and I expose the version of “me” that I have boldly come to know, accept, and love.”

Second Saturday Reception

July 14, 2024 | 7-9 PM

Exhibition Dates

July 10 – August 3, 2024

Gallery Hours
Wednesday – Saturday from 2-6 PM
Saturday by appointment only



I’m Maya, a mixed Xicanx artist and educator from California and Texas. I mainly work in linocut and risograph printmaking, and continue to play around with materials and styles to explore storytelling, my culture, and my families. Through my work, I connect to the natural world and to those who came before me, illustrate the strength within my communities, and navigate my own emotions, relationships, and identities.

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