Adriana Contreras Correal is an Interdisciplinary Artist, bilingual Graphic Recorder and Illustrator (English and Spanish), and dedicated auntie, born in Bogotá, Colombia, living respect and gratitude on the traditional unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
Artistic expression has always been a central part of Adriana’s life but became an essential tool for navigating the world as a first-generation immigrant. Her migration journey profoundly informs her work and commitment to social justice at a local and global level. Adriana completed her BFA at SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts in 2006 and has worked and volunteered at numerous Arts and community-based organizations for over 20 years.
Adriana’s role as a Visual Practitioner is to witness, listen deeply, gather information, connect ideas and tell stories. Graphic Recording serves as a living memory of the time we share in dialogue; it is a form of harvesting and mapping of collective wisdom, stories, reflections, questions, and commitments to future action.