Gracia Isabel Gómez was born and raised in Mexico City. After years of working in design, publishing and exhibition planning she decided to study Ceramics at Sheridan College in 2013. Gracia draws inspiration from mythology and her dream world. Currently, the ceramic medium provides a perfect means of expressing the hybrid traditions of her country, and gaining an understanding of the way colonialism transforms cultures of all times.
Gracia Isabel has participated in a number of exhibitions. One of her first projects in first year, a maiolica platter “Augur’s Mirror” was choosen to be displayed at the Gardiner Museum alongside historical platters in the permanent collection. That same summer she was given the summer residency award at the Mississauga Potters Guild. Finishing second year she was awarded a one month Summer Residency at the Shaw International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics, Medalta International Artists in Residence Program in Alberta. She graduated with honours in 2016 winning the “Best in Show” of Craft and Design Graduate Exhibition. The following summer, she was the recipient of the “Best of Sculpture” award during the 55 Toronto Outdoors Art Exhibition Outdoors Art Fair. Through the ceramic practice Gracia Isabel will continue developing artistic responses to social concerns. Currently she is working at her studio in Toronto.