My name is Salomée (pronounced Sal-o-may) and my artist name is Chroma. My roots are Peruvian and Algerian. My first language is French. My home country is Switzerland. I’m a multi-layered woman, an immigrant, an artist, a fighter, a survivor, I am here to take up space. Growing up I never saw artists like me that inspired me to become one myself, I believed an immigrant like me could never choose passion over profit. I will make it my mission to make the younger generation see the power in art and design.
I don’t see myself as an activist but rather as a creative doing the work that is essential to do right now. My works all have one thing in common; to take up space unapologetically through the lens of social justice, racial justice, and environmental justice.
Project 270 - Oregon
As a non-citizen I cannot vote, but that doesn't mean I'm not part of this democracy. This is why I work so hard to get others to vote, and why I fight so hard for Black, brown, and indigenous people to understand why they should too.