Erick Medel (b.1992) lives and works in Los Angeles. Can one become a real American simply by desiring the same things the dominant culture desires? Even when that stage (middle class ideals) is achieved can one truly be seen as American? Through transformations in materials and form, Medel opens up a dialogue about the customization of identity and the power of consumer culture, habits, and symbolism in the promotion of ideologies.

During Medel’s residency, he created El Coyote As A Protector, 2019.