Printmaker Christie Tirado’s artwork has been exhibited and collected nationally and has been featured in museums and galleries across the United States and Mexico. Madison College Gallery at Truax welcomes people in the Madison area to come and see her artwork that reveals the Mexican immigrants’ experience and identity.

“Gráfica Del Campo: Cultivando una Nación” will be on display from March 18-April 12. The opening reception will be held Thursday, March 21, 4-6 p.m. at Madison College’s Gallery at Truax, 1701 Wright St.

Tirado is a Mexican-American interdisciplinary artist and educator based out of Yakima, WA, who is currently an Education Graduate Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Inspired by the rich tradition of Mexican relief block printing, Tirado’s art explores the impact of migration on culture, identity, traditions, memories, and the notion of home, focusing on labor-related migration within Mexican diasporas, according to a press release from Madison College. Tirado’s fusion of research and ethnography illuminates the complex narratives woven into migration stories and cultural (in)visibility. Tirado’s artistic journey initially stemmed from exploring the various diasporas inherent in her Mexican American identity, rooted in the experiences of her immigrant parents, and expanded to the nation’s farm workers.