Drawn to Laura Aguilar

Celebrating the renowned artist with a comic about her life and work

July 24, 2023
A person holds a photo that hows a woman holding a camera to her right eye.

Cover of the comic "Laura Aguilar: Body of Work." Illustration by Tyler Tjaden

As someone who challenged accept standards of beauty and represented the queer community, Laura Aguilar is one of the most influential Chicana photographers of her generation.

This comic is part of a series Drawn to Art: Tales of Inspiring Women Artists that illuminates the stories of women artists in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Inspired by graphic novels, these short takes on artists’ lives were each drawn by a student-illustrator from the Ringling College of Art and Design.

We invite you to read the comic and share with your friends and young people in your life.

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