I am an interdisciplinary artist and naturalist. My practice explores the human relationship to wilderness through the construction of mythologies that exist on other earths, fantastical narratives of future past topographies inspired by periods of navigation through extreme landscapes. My work combines analog and digital technologies including photography, film, video, sound, alternative processes, performance, and projected installations that investigate cross-overs between science fiction, feminist theory, and use of the fantastic to discuss environmental realities. While in the field, lens-based technology is utilized as an extension of the body to present the perspective of an alien other examining unknown terrain. Alternate histories follow the habits of cyborg or chimera characters and re-imagine the ecology of vast landscapes traversed. The works playfully teeter between fact and fiction to become environments of the uncanny, reimagining lands free of human presence.
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.