Originally from Torreon Coahuila, Mexico, Lilia Berenice Hernandez Galusha (born 1988) approaches each work focused on an experience. Lilia received her Bachelors of Fine Art from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she developed a love for craft. Furthering that love, she received her MFA from the MFA Applied Craft + Design program in Portland, OR in May 2019.

Hernandez Galusha considers herself a multidisciplinary artist and allows the concept to dictate the medium. She believes our lived experiences teach our bodies how to navigate our surroundings and people around us. Thus, it is important to exchange our stories so we can better understand the stories our bodies never experienced. Lilia’s focus on community and stewardship in her studio practice offer an inspiring example of how we can repair the future.This interview was recorded by Caleb Sayan as part of Portland Textile Month 2020.