I am an interdisciplinary artist and naturalist with a studio practice focused on analog and digital lens based technology. My practice explores the human relationship to wilderness through the construction of other earths, topographies inspired by periods of navigation amongst extreme landscapes. I utilize photography, film, video, sound, alternative processes, performance, and projected installation to bring forward the fantastic as a vehicle for contemplating environmental realities. Through these mediums, I investigate crossovers between science fiction, ecofeminism, and technology to construct sites of the uncanny. While in the field, the lens is used as an extension of the body to present perspectives of cyborg or alien others examining unknown terrain. Alternative histories follow the habits of invented beings in order to reveal ecological and geological possibilities of vast landscapes traversed. I move between the field and studio, extracting evidence from the real in order to construct mythologies that playfully, and at times humorously teeter between fact and fiction. The artworks re-imagine futurepast environments where humans do not exist.
Guardiola has been a recipient of the Hamiltonian Gallery Artist Fellowship and Studio Residency at School 33 Art Center. She has exhibited internationally with List í Ljósi, The Wassaic Project, The Halide Project, Rhizome DC, Analog Cookbook, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Light City Baltimore, Artscape, Sydney College of the Arts, Dakar Biennale de l’Art Contemporain, Studio Vortex, Rhode Island School of Design, Arlington Arts Center, and Washington Project for the Arts amongst others. Guardiola has been an Artist in Residence at MASS MoCA, A.I.R. Gallery Governors Island, Arctic Circle Art & Science Expedition, HEIMA, Vermont Studio Center, and Atelier de Visu. She is currently Faculty of Photography and Digital Media at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She received an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.