From Chino, CA

Lives and works between Los Angeles and Riverside, CA

Dulce Soledad Ibarra is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, educator, and curator with investments in community and identity-emphasized arts and opportunity. As a practicing artist, Ibarra discusses issues of generational guilt, identity, class, labor, displacement, and injustice in sculptures, videos, installations, performances, and participatory work. Looking through queer Xicanx perspective, the work is fueled by emotional labor, personal and cultural research and analysis. Currently, the work is centered around the aesthetics and resilience of the Piñata/Party Supply District of Downtown Los Angeles, engaging in the means of sustaining as a community of businesses and as a place of cultural familiarities and commodities. Ibarra has exhibited, screened, performed, and programmed at venues across Southern California, including Angels Gate Cultural Center, Charlie James Gallery, Consulado General de México en Los Ángeles, Craft Contemporary, Echo Park Film Center, Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Human Resources Los Angeles, ONE Gallery in West Hollywood, and Pieter Performance Space, among others. Ibarra holds an MFA from the University of Southern California and earned a BFA in Sculpture from California State University, Long Beach.




2020 MFA, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

2017 BFA, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

2014 AA, Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA


solo exhibitions

2020   9th to Olympic, Roski Graduate Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2017   Piñatas y Preguntas: Seeking Answers in Internal/External Conflicts, Dutzi Gallery CSULB, Long Beach, CA

Recuerdos, Max L. Gatov Gallery CSULB, Long Beach, CA

2016   Manos de Oro, Max L. Gatov Gallery CSULB, Long Beach, CA

selected group exhibitions

2021   To Oakland, with Love, The Loom (Pro Arts Gallery), Oakland, CA

Mis/Communication: Language and Power in Contemporary Art, Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Stony Brook, NY

2020   home, Acogedor, Online/Los Angeles, CA

Conexión, OJO/Galería Unión, Cuidad de México, MX

baba wawa 2020: MFA Preview Exhibition, Roski Graduate Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2019   SUR:BIENNIAL, LBCC Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA

Human Nature, The Pit LA, Glendale, CA

Liberate the Bar! Queer Nightlife, Activism, and Spacemaking, ONE Gallery, West

Hollywood, CA

Tell Me A Story and I'll Sing You A Song, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Open Relationships, Max L. Gatov Gallery, Long Beach, CA

2018   Training Camp, IFT, Los Angeles, CA

Flow / Obstruction, The Collaborative, Long Beach, CA

Seedbed: A Soil Symposium, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

Crushes, Riff Mountain Gallery, Fullerton, CA

2017   GLOWING, Leimin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Fantasies and Fallacies, Consulado General de Mexico en Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

My Barrio: Emigdio Vasquez and Chicana/o Identity in Orange County, Guggenheim

Gallery, Orange, CA

P.U.P.S., The LGBTQ Center,  Long Beach, CA

Sea/Saw, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA 

2016   Punch!, Max L. Gatov Gallery CSULB, Long Beach, CA

Día de los Muertos: Seasons of Life, Ontario Museum of History and Art, Ontario, CA

2015   Día de los Muertos: Sharing Traditions, Ontario Museum of History and Art, Ontario, CA

The Drop, the Charity Shop, Garden Grove, CA

2014   Tiny Thoughts, CAA Student Gallery, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

performances + screenings

2020   Live Artists Live, Roski School of Art and Design Zoom, Online assisting Linda Mary


2019   Post-Capitalism Ball, Pieter Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA

Bitch Slap!, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
Special Topics, Lindhurst Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Forms and Figures, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA

2018   Training Camp, IFT Building, Los Angeles, CA
2017   Fantasies and Fallacies, Consulado General de Mexico en Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 

Sea / Saw, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

press + publications

Sarah McKenzie. "Art and Labor". TiltWest Journal, vol. 3., September 2021.

Kaeley Boyle. “Linda Mary Montano: A Conversation with the Enduring Performance Artist.”

Artistic Fuel, February 2021.

Benjamin Nicholson. “These Precedented Times: Ongoingness in the Los Angeles Piñata

District through Dulce Soledad Ibarra’s ‘9th to Olympic.’” New Art Examiner, December 2020.

“Now More Than Ever: The Need for Alternative Cultural Spaces.” LinkTV, 4 November 2020.

Awo Jama. “Vibe Check brings performance art to campus.” USC Annenberg Media, 10 Dec


Matt Stromberg. “A Post-Capitalism Ball Imagines a Queer Future.” Hyperallergic, 18 Sept 2019.

Asia Morris. "Upcoming Downtown Exhibition to Explore the Artistic Process, Not Just the Product" Long Beach Post, 6 June 2018.

Yvette Montoya. “Who’s Barrio Is it Anyway?” Hip Latina. 22 November 2017.

Matt Stromberg. “Facing Displacement, Artists Host an ‘Eviction Parade’ in Los Angeles.” 

         Hyperallergic, 31 October 2017.

Suzanne Sproul. “Move over Halloween, Day of the Dead Home Decor is coming on Strong.”

         The Orange County Register, 6 October 2017.

Jessica Bocinski. My Barrio: Emigdio Vasquez and Chicana/o Identity in Orange County.

         Chapman University, September 2017.

Sheri Ledbetter. “Chapman University to Host Four Exhibits as part of The Getty’s PST: Latin

         American & Latino Art.” Chapman University Press Room. 2 August 2017.

Saul Torres. "CSULB Gallery Exhibits 'Manos de Oro'." The Daily 49er, 4 October 2016.

Julie Cosgrove. “Tiny Thoughts, Large Emotions.” The Breeze, 31 March 2014.

Pippa Spray. Bout Book: The He(ART) of Roller Derby. CreateSpace Independent Publishing

         Platform, November 2014.

Kimberly Johnson. “Artists’ Work on Display at 36th Annual Student Invitational.” The Breeze,

         22 April 2013.

Sarah Sandoval. “Students Give Back to Juniper Elementary.” The Breeze, 29 October 2012.

Hanajun Chung. “Eat My HeArt Out: The Monstrous Side of Love Debuts.” The Breeze, 27

         February 2012.