Crit Group Crew: Danila & Elan

Mentor: Danila Rumold

Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA – MT

Mother to two young children 

Fluent in German and conversational in Spanish,


IG: @danila.rumold 

Mentorship Style: “Connecting hand to heart, I guide artists to uncover their authentic voices. Providing practical structures, I help artists become self reliant in their studio practices. By facilitating self actualization, artists leave with confidence and clarity.”

Bio: Danila Rumold creates process based drawings, collages and installations. Integrating the colors and textures of the natural world with the routines of daily life, her work seeks to integrate art and life. Rumold attended Vermont Studios, Artist Residency, Johnson, Vermont in 2009 and the Ora Lerman Charitable Trust Artist Residency, Pennsylvania in 2010. Selected exhibitions include: Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, SFMOMA Artist Gallery, San Francisco, CA and the Painting Center, New York, NY. She has had two solo exhibitions at Exhibit/208 (2018) and Harwood Art Center (2019) in Albuquerque, NM.

Ratna, 48″ x 48,” onion skin dye and iron on Kozo, 2021

“I make drawings, prints, collages and installations. Integrating the colors and textures of the natural world with the routines of daily life, my work seeks to integrate art and life. My work is post-minimal, which is abstract, process based and has a strong material presence reminiscent of cracks in the dry desert earth, the spots and wrinkles that appear on our skin through the aging process, and the variegated textures and colors of desert plants and rocks that compose a subtle and rich landscape in the high Desert Mesa where I live. My compositions utilize modular geometric and organic shapes, as well as variegated line, in a way to explore interconnection and diversity. Foraging and collecting plants and other raw materials, I am dying and staining mulberry paper and cotton canvas with botanical colors. Exposing the processed materials to natural elements, I imbue them with the marks of weather, time, and a sense of place. Using household tools such as stovetop burners, washing machines, and irons, I add marks of domesticity to the texture of the work. Cutting, tearing and piecing together fragments of paper and canvas, I mend the surfaces back together, giving it a feeling of patchwork. Together, the results of these processes evoke a connection to its making revealing authenticity, accident, the unknown, unpredictability, imperfection, decay and beauty.”

Visiting Artist: Elan Cadiz

Website & IG: @elancadiz

Bio: Elan Cadiz is an interdisciplinary North American Visual Artist that deconstructs and balances her intersectionality through her projects. Her art and practice are grounded in domestic, historical imagery and personal narrative. Elan Cadiz graduated from City College of New York with a BA in Studio Art and received an MFA Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts where she was awarded the SVA Merit Scholarship, Paul Rhodes Memorial Award and the Martha Trevor Award. Cadiz has been commissioned by the Studio Museum in Harlem, El Museo de Barrio, Art in Flux Harlem, Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and more. She was one of the first Sustainable Arts Foundation AIRspace Parent Artist Residence at Abrons Art Center and her An American Family Album series was featured in VOGUE

Harlem Wanishi Sukkah