I graduated in 2007 with BA in Visual Arts the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Based in Bristol, UK since 2008, I work at my studio at Hamilton House, Stokes Croft.
It seems the need to define people’s identities through the question of where they come from, extends not just to individuals but also to landscape painting. I want the viewer to form a relationship with the painting where they feel no need to identify the place. I feel that when a location is easily identifiable, it can often detract from that. For me, painting a landscape isn’t about depicting a particular place, but painting somewhere without boundaries or national identity.
My work has been exhibited widely throughout more than 30 exhibitions in Mexico, Colombia, the UK and Spain. In September 2011, I was invited to participate in the performance “From Morning till night” by Katerina Seda at the Tate Modern, London.
I am concerned with the impact of digital technologies on ‘traditional’ landscape art-forms. I have sought to engage the general public with my work in new and original ways. In recent years, I have collaborated with a digital artist to augment a number of my exhibitions with generative music and also to create several virtual reality installations using my work. These VR pieces use my paintings as source material and textures to create animated, immersive 3D environments. When on display, the original paintings are then exhibited alongside the VR installations. These collaborations have been successful in exposing my work to new audiences and opening up new opportunities. Our ‘Verisimilitude I’ installation was a finalist in the 2013 Camaradas Mexico/UK art competition and was later exhibited at the 2014 Fascinate digital arts Conference and Showcase, Falmouth University. Likewise, our second VR installation, ’Verisimilitude II’ was awarded ’Winner of Most Immersive’ in the Google and Unity sponsored 2015 Global Archiact Games Jam.
2013 Expanding the horizon. Hamilton House, Stokes Croft, Bristol.
2012 Postcards from nowhere. St. George’s Bristol.
2011 Proyecto Radarte.tv. Centre for Culture, Jaime Sabines. Chiapas, México.
2008 For we are where we are not. Centre for Culture, Jaime Sabines, Tuxtla Gutiérrez Chiapas, México.
2017 Threshold Festival, Unit 51, Baltic Creative, Liverpool, UK.
2016 Four Five Exhibition. 123 Space. Bristol,UK.
2016 & 2015 Coexist, Hamilton House. Open studios & exhibition.Bristol, UK.
2014 Fascinate Digital Arts Festival. Falmouth University. Falmouth, UK.
2014- 2013 Camaradas UK & México art competition. Official Residence of Mexico in the United Kingdom. London.
The Eclectic selves. Parlour Showroom, Big room. Bristol, UK.
2012 Hope & Poverty. Paintworks, Bristol, UK.
2011 Limitrofe. Crossing Borders. El Arbol Gallery, Valencia, Spain.
Paint: Water + Stone = Liquid Thought. Showroom Gallery. Bristol. UK. Demuths, Fringe Visual Arts Festival 2011
2010 Polar Fair 2010. Tactilebosch Gallery, Cardiff, UK.
The Fridge Door Gallery. Twickenham & Bath’s Fringe Visual Arts Festival.
Southbank Bristol Arts Trail 2010. Southville, Bristol, UK..
International Postal Art Exhibition, Bristol 2010. F Block Gallery, Faculty of Creative Arts, University of The West of England.
2009-2010 Micro-Pages. Tour around 12 universities and libraries in the UK including the Paul Hamlyn Library, British Museum, London UK.
2009 Life in Transitions. The Gallery, Willesden Green Library Centre, London.
The Ugly Spirit’ NAKED LUNCH@50. The cube cinema. Bristol, UK.
Flesh and the figure. The Art Works Gallery, Newcastle UK.
2008 Poetry in motion. Women’s Collective. Ollin Xochitl, Metrobus of Mexico City, Mexico DF.
2007 The faithful departed. The Labyrinth Gallery. Journalists Club of Mexico.
The View. Gallery of Fine Arts, Cali, Colombia.
Sector Reforma Guadalajara Jalisco, México.
2006 Boards and Mixed, Women in the Mexican Fine Arts. Museum of Mexico City.
Water Treated. Centre for Culture Jesus Reyes Herodes, Gallery Manuel Alvarez Acosta, Mexico City.
2005 The resources of the Method. Metro Pino Suarez, Mexico City. Gallery Luis Nishizawa, ENAP Xochimilco, UNAM.
Trama pictorica. Gallery House Frissac, Tlalpan, Mexico City.
Incidents. Center for Culture Tlalpan Autonomous University of the State of Mexico U.A.E.M., Mexico City
2004 Group 129.Center for Culture Carlos Pellicer. Mexico City.
Taller 129 Mat. Metro Pino Suarez, Mexico City.
2003 Taller 129.Soumen Trade, Mexico City.
2002 Color and Shape. National School of Music, UNAM México City.
Relevant professional experience
2011 In September 2011, I was invited to participate in the Performance “From Morning till night” by Katerina Seda at the Tate Modern.
2006: Four ephemeral murals paintings. Collaboration with artist Saul Villa in the project “Siqueiros by number”. Museum of Art Carrillo Gil. Mexico City.
Curator’s assistant for Graciela Kasep. Museum of Art Carrillo Gil. Mexico City, Mexico.
“Hope & Poverty.” Paintworks, Bristol, UK.
“Boards and Mixed, Women in the Mexican Fine Arts”. Museum of Mexico City. 2005
Ignacio Salazar Arroyo. “The resources of the Method” Painting Workshop 127, exhibition catalogs. UNAM