Archive for the ‘Artist in Residence’ Category

I strive for restraint as I feel issues involving science and ethics are most powerful when revealed subtly. I want my message to reveal itself slowly through the viewer’s investigation of form and materials. I hope this project will initiate a dialogue with the ethical issues surrounding the use of genetically modified organisms and be

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Paloma Mayorga is an Austin based artist and currently works at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC). She attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, earning her BA in 2010, with a major in Studio Art and a minor in Art History. She has been commissioned to create the portraits of the composers

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Born in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, Scherezade Garcia‘s work focuses largely on her cultural experiences. As a child she became involved in the arts by participating in mural painting projects with visual artists Elias Delgado and Nidia Serra, influenced by their portrayals of racial and sociological themes. “[My art] has to do with the Caribbean

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Carlos Donjuan was born in San Luis Potosi, San Luis, Mexico in 1982. He immigrated to the United States with his family at the very young age of 3. He grew up in Dallas, Texas where he discovered graffiti art, which helped him develop a passion for art and painting. He holds an M.F.A from

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Adriana Corral is a third-year MFA candidate in Sculpture and Assistant Instructor at The University of Texas at Austin. She was born in El Paso, Texas and received her BFA from The University of Texas at El Paso. She recently had a solo show, Voces de las Perdidas, at Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, and her

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Because the Serie Project is based in Texas, Cervantes decided to focus on a piece by a famous Tejana, Gloria Anzaldúa, for her serigraph. “I chose to include this portrait of Gloria because she was a groundbreaking thinker of Chicana/lesbian/feminist theory,” explains Cervantes. Anzaldúa helped promote literature and writing by women of color in the United States,

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Born in El Salvador in 1978, Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo immigrated to Canada in 1989 as a result of the 12-year civil war in El Salvador. He attended the Ontario College of Art and Design (Toronto 1998-2001) and received an MFA from Concordia University (2004-2007), and he currently lives and works in Montreal, Canada. Castillo’s allegorical

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Ruth Buentello is a first generation Chicana – her parents are from Piedras Niegras, a border town in Mexico. She grew up speaking Spanish and still does at home, holding on strong to her Mexican roots. Much of her work depicts family relationships. “That’s what I know best,” she says. “I don’t know anything else but my

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