September 3rd, 2019
I know it’s been a while since my last newsletter, but a lot has been going on this past year from the spiritual transition of my best chihuahua friend, Winnie, to buying a house, to getting engaged to Michael Menchaca!
That said, here’s what’s keeping me busy lately:
I created the image used for the USDAC’s Artists Unite for a Green New Deal Summer Call Series. While two of the calls have passed, the last one is on September 5th, and
summaries of each call are available here.
“As artists and cultural workers, we know it’s our job to envision the better world we know is possible—and to invite others to help bring it into being. Join the USDAC for a three-part series of calls with artists, organizers, and thinkers to unpack the policy and science behind a Green New Deal, and to co-create cultural strategy for climate justice. Take part in shared learning that can lead to shared, creative action!”
Forward! Marches that Move Us is an upcoming exhibit, in partnership with Planned Parenthood South Texas, that culminates activist marches as we continue the fight for basic human rights.
The Opening Reception is on September 6th from 6-9pm at Blue Star Arts Complex, Unit 134. Coinciding with this exhibit, I’m facilitating a Family-friendly Protest Poster Workshop on September 14th from 2-4pm at Blue Star Arts Complex, Unit 134.
The San Anto Zine Fest committee presents the third annual San Anto Zine Fest! It will fall on
October 5th at the San Antonio Public Library from 9am - 4:30pm. As always, SAZF is free and open to all ages. Save the date!
Artwork by Shelby Criswell.
As a sneak peek of local artists who will be at San Anto Zine Fest, we’re teaming up with Artpace to hold the rooftop event, Puro Zine Party! Join us on the Artpace rooftop this Thursday, September 5th from
7-9pm. Featuring: Boomshackalack, Birdnerd Comix, The Crooked Spoke Press, Echale Books, Feral Editions, JoyLei, Muchacha Fanzine, Myopic Press, NWA Zine, Saytown Review, Shelby Criswell, Sybil Press, That Gray Zine, Warship Zine, Yes, Ma'am, and ZombuStudio: Carlos Aguilar.
I’ll be sharing a gallery space with Eliseo Casiano in our two-person exhibit, Collective Likeness, at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. Join us on September 27th for our artist lectures (5-6pm) and the Opening Reception (6-7:30). The exhibit will be up until November 22nd.
One last thing--I realize that this time of year is especially busy for me due to "Hispanic Heritage Month," and I have a similar influx of jobs in March for International Women's Month. While these opportunities are appreciated, I encourage all with creative cultural authority to consider the work of Latinx, Womxn, BIPOC, and especially queer women artists of color throughout the entire year. We don't exist to meet your org's tokenizing quota. <3
Many many thanks for your continued support!
June 4, 2018
I am co-curating the exhibit, Comida es Medicina, with Luz Calvo, co-author of Decolonize Your Diet: Mexican-American Plant-Based Recipes for Health and Healing. Comida es Medicina opens August 11th at Galería de la Raza in San Francisco, CA.Comida es Medicina is supported in part by the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Southwest Airlines, and the Surdna Foundation through a grant from the NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant Program.
This July, I will be attending the NALAC Leadership Institute, "a week-long rigorous program in arts management and leadership development that delivers innovative and practical strategies that lead to successful business practices in the arts."
I have a Call for Submissions out now for the zine, Xicana Vegan: Issue 2.
Topics may include but aren't limited to:
-Veganized family recipes, plant-based Mexican food
-Intersectional essays on Xicanisma, vegan-feminism, ecofeminism, decolonial and critical race theories
-Food as medicine, plant-based remedies
-Mujer and abuelita knowledge
-Decolonial consumption and spirituality
-Food justice in our communities
-Gardening tips, seed saving
Accepting both writing and artwork. This zine will be published in both English and Spanish. This call is open to everyone, but priority will be given to those who identify as Xicana/x, Chicana/x, Mexican-American or Mexicana Vegans and Vegetarians. Consider this a knowledge share and an outlet for creativity on everything Xicana Vegan.
Submission should include:
-1-3 submissions (doc, pdf, hi-res jpg)
-Writing submissions <1000 words
-Artwork submissions will be printed in black and white
-Statement for artwork submissions
Email your work to email@example.com by July 1st.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Check out Xicana Vegan: Issue 1 here:
Poemas Domésticos, a chapbook of poetry by Sussy Santana, has been published. I am grateful to have illustrated her chapbook.
I have been invited to join the Creative Women's Alliance, here in San Antonio."The Creative Women’s Alliance was formed as a forum for women artists of color to create and support professional opportunities within the San Antonio arts community. The Alliance works to provide avenues for inspiration, collaboration, and mutual exploration into the challenges we face in our professional practice." Follow the CWA on social media to keep up with local Artist Workshops!
I feel so honored to have been accepted into the Intercultural Leadership Institute. "ILI’s “intercultural” approach emphasizes overlapping experiences, shared spaces and mutual accountability – and seeks to challenge dominant social norms while honoring differences of histories, traditions, vocabulary and more. We seek to develop leaders specifically within the arts & culture field to adeptly respond to significant changes that impact society, politics, environment and economy."
Lastly, I am currently working on a new series for my solo exhibit, The Husks We're In, which will take place on November 12th at Palo Alto College. Keep an eye out on my social media accounts for works in progress!
February 22, 2018
Dos Mestizx (myself and Michael Menchaca) has completed ¡Adelante!, a large-scale public-artwork at the new Consolidated Rental Car Facility at the San Antonio International Airport. There are interior and exterior elements to the work, and the interior is a culmination of imagery based on the history of the region that is now San Antonio. It highlights the progression of aviation, immigration, architecture, music, and more.
Please stop by and enjoy the work if you're ever flying in or out of San Antonio. There's an interactive kiosk to give more information on each element within the work. Also, keep an eye out for an article in the May issue of Texas Highways, available in newsstands May 1st.
I'm honored to have received a NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant in collaboration with Luz Calvo and Catriona Rueda Esquibel, authors of Decolonize Your Diet: Plant-Based Mexican-American Recipes for Health and Healing. Our project is the curation of an exhibit that connects food with indigenous cultures, labor struggles, and environmental justice. It will be held this summer at Galería de la Raza in San Francisco.
Tomorrow, Friday February 23rd, I'll be showing some work at the San Antonio V-Day
event. Go to see a community performance of Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues and stay for the art.
Images of Power, an exhibit where "the artists integrate current events, historical quandaries, and the rising tide of fascism at our doorstep" closes this Saturday at Freight Gallery. There will be a Panel Talk with the artists from 6-8pm.
Lastly, I was nominated as the artist to create the image for the 28th Annual San Antonio International Woman's Day March, to be held on March 3rd. Gathering begins at 10am, there will be a blessing at 10:30, and the march will take off at 11am.
October 3, 2017
This Friday, October 6th, I will be the moderator for Conceptualizing Borders: An Artist Pática as a part of the Finding Sanctuary in the Borderlands: Migration, Identity, and Social Justice conference at Our Lady of the Lake University. The conference is from 9am-5pm and the artist panel talk is from 1:30-2:30pm. The panel will include San Antonio artists Jenelle Esparza, Michael Martinez, and Juan De Dios Mora.
The Chicano America exhibit in Corpus Christi, TX, opens this Friday, October 7th at La Retama Central Library. Curated by Mayra V. Zamora, the exhibit features the work of 50 Mexican-American artists.
Also on Friday October 7th, from 12-6pm at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio, TX is the first ever San Anto Zine Fest. Free and open to the public, we will be showcasing work by national and local self-publishing zinesters. The zine I co-publish with Elle Minter, Yes, Ma'am, will be present. We will also have a series of workshops and panels throughout the day. I'll be moderating the DIY Art Space panel talk, including Kayla Matta from Pan Dulce Gallery, Kimberly Rendon from The Movement Gallery, Sarah Castillo from Lady Base Gallery, and Arty Trejo from The Land in Between. The panel talk is from 2:30-3:20pm.
Coming up next week on October 11th, ecofeminist author and friend Carol J. Adams will be giving a lecture at the University of the Incarnate Word with the Gender Studies Department. As I have worked with her and her theories in the past, I will be exhibiting artwork along with her lecture.
Michael Menchaca and I work collaboratively under the name Dos Mestizx. This year, we have been commissioned by the Department of Culture and Creative Development to create two large scale public artworks located in the new San Antonio Airport parking garage and car rental facility. The unveiling for the exterior work should be in October and the final interior unveiling will occur in December. More to come on this!
Lastly, in mid-October I will begin my artist residency with Hello Studio in the Blue Star Arts Complex here in San Antonio. I will create a new series of work and have a solo exhibit in the Hello Studios gallery in December. I'll keep you updated with more details.
August 25, 2017
Opening tonight is L O O M: A 24-hour art event in Austin, TX at Bolm Studios. I'll be exhibiting two works in this fiber-based exhibit.
Last fall, I was an artist-in-residence at the Studios at Mass MOCA, and this fall, I'm happy to be exhibiting with some of the artists that I was amongst. Our group exhibit, Mass/Less can be seen at the Thomas Young Gallery in Boston, MA and is up until September 2nd.
I'll have an alter work in One People Many Paths at the Santikos Bijou in San Antonio, with an opening reception on September 1st and a closing reception on September 28th. This exhibit involves a silent auction.
I'm on the committee organizing the First Ever San Anto Zine Fest and we're so excited to be celebrating independent publishing from locals and non-Texans alike! Applications for exhibitors and panel talk/workshop coordinators are now open and due September 3rd. Mark your calendars for the fest on October 7th at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay up to date with our fundraising events and more information involving the fest.
Lastly, I'm pumped to have my artwork, along with Allison C. Valdivia, featured in Kristeen Young's new music video, directed by Jenn Alva of Girl in a Coma and Fea, and shot at Presa House Gallery in San Antonio, TX. Check out the video and some press here.
January 11, 2017
This year is bringing new opportunities and endeavors that I'm proud to be a part of.
Yes, Ma'am is organizing the Nasty Women Art Exhibition in San Antonio, TX, as a sister show to the NYC Nasty Women Exhibition. "This group exhibition serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and immigrant rights. It also serves as a fundraiser to support organizations defending these rights before the Presidential Inauguration in January."
With over 50 artists 100 contributions, all funding from the exhibit will be donated to Planned Parenthood South Texas.
The opening reception will be held on Second Saturday, January 14th from 7-10pm, at the AP Art Lab at 1906 S. Flores. A closing reception will be held on January 21st from 7-10pm. It will be a part of Dream Week
San Antonio, "a city-wide summit promoting an exchange of ideas on universal issues facing our multi-cultural communities. The mission is to advance and modernize the teachings set forth by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision; to lay the foundation of tolerance, by creating dialog across cultures and communities." In addition to the San Antonio exhibit, I will also be showing work at Nasty Women venues in New York and California.
Some of my new work made at The Studios at Mass MoCA will be shown in United We Are One at the Plaza de Armas in San Antonio, with an opening reception on January 19th from 6-9pm. Curated by Lady Base Gallery, this exhibit celebrates San Antonio's three significant marches -- the Martin Luther King, Jr. March, International Women's Day March, and the Cesar Chavez March and "showcases our success on the road towards equality and recognizes the challenges we've faced and must continue to overcome."
At the end of January, Michael Menchaca and I will be visiting artists at The University of Connecticut, where we will have our first collaborative exhibit, Mestizx Nation, and make an edition of prints with Counterproof Press. The exhibition opens with a lecture on January 26th from 5-6pm followed by a reception from 6-7pm at the Arena Gallery. The exhibit will be up until March 10th.
I'll be participating in Mexic-Arte Museum's annual Mix 'n' Mash exhibit, opening February 10th in Austin. Proceeds from the sale of artwork support Mexic-Arte Museum’s exhibitions, education, and collections programming. It will be on view until February 28th.
Last but not least, I'm so thrilled to finally be announcing the opening for The Sexual Politics of Meat Exhibition on February 25th from 5-8pm at the Animal Museum in Los Angeles. "Selected artistic works have been inspired by the ecofeminist theories presented in Carol J. Adams’ tome of the same name, The Sexual Politics of Meat, which has become a cultural phenomenon since its publication 25 years ago. Adams sees women and animals as marginalized and objectified in patriarchal cultures and analyzes how people might literally and metaphorically become “pieces of meat.” The exhibition is a showcase of how artists internalize theory and create original work as a result."
On February 26th, there will be a slideshow presented by Carol J. Adams as well as the “Women, Animals, and Art” Panel Discussion with Carol J. Adams, the curators, and artists, to address the theories found within the book. The exhibit catalog, The Art of the Animal, can be purchased here.
May 9, 2016
Here are some updates of a few things I have going on this summer.
On May 24th, I will be giving a lecture as a visiting artist at the new Black Mountain School in Black Mountain, NC about artists influenced by the text by Carol J. Adams, The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory. Michael will be doing screenprinting workshops as well. Black Mountain School is "an experiment in education and community in the spirit of Black Mountain College's…legacy of avante garde artists, architects, musicians, and thinkers whose conceptual deviation from their respected fields fundamentally altered cultural production as we know it." Recently, the school has received attention from the Buckminster Fuller Institute, Artforum, and Art in America.
Michael Menchaca and I will be participating in a number of artist residencies this summer, and are crowdfunding to make it possible. When you donate, there are a number of items you may receive including a limited edition collaborative print for only $50. Please consider donating to and sharing our Indiegogo campaign, Residency Road Trip.
Our first collaborative residency will be at The Wassaic Artist Residency in Wassaic, NY for the month of June. The residency "seeks artists working in a diverse range of media who want to produce, explore, challenge, and expand on their current art making practices, while participating in a grass roots, community-based arts organization." There, we will create mixed-media installations using elements of sculpture, painting, printmaking, animation, and possibly performance.
In late July, Michael and I will head to the Starry Night Residency in Truth or Consequences, NM, whose goal is to "support self directed artists and researchers in the creation of new work while offering an environment that promotes self reflection as well as...experimentation in the quiet, rustic environment of southern New Mexico." At Starry Night we plan to create collaborative drawings, paintings, and prints.
During August I begin my residency in North Adams, MA at the Studios at MASS MoCA, "a new initiative by MASS MoCA's Assets for Artists program (that) provides artists and writers a career-building residency opportunity." There I hope to make a new series of paintings and a group of sculptures related to the decolonization of ones diet and its relationship to ecofeminist theory.
I look forward to sharing the new work on my website later this year, so keep an eye out!
October 7, 2015
The time has come for my adventure to Peru, funded by the Graduate Studies Grant I received from the Rhode Island School of Design.
I will soon be heading to Quellomayo, Peru, where I will be volunteering as a wildlife photographer for Fauna Forever, a non-profit organization that works to promote biodiversity conservation and the sustainable use of tropical forest resources.
I will then travel to Puerto Maldonado, Peru, where I will attend the Refugio Amazonas artist residency and work on a series of paintings based on "Hybridizing the Rainforest."
I look forward to sharing my experiences, photographs, and paintings with you upon my return.
April 22, 2015
I just want to give you a heads up as to what I've been up to lately, including a few upcoming local shows in Providence, RI.
Artist and member of Just Seeds, Meredith Stern, is currently creating a series of woodcut prints of local Providence artists. These prints will be shown alongside work by the artists in the prints. The opening for Craft in Time: A Celebration of Essential Labor, will be on May 1st from 7:00 - 10:00 pm, and will include readings and performances by participating artists.
I was happy to contribute to Xander Marro's recent Demons Press book, Trouble. A book release for both Trouble and Witch Fingers will be held at the Dirt Palace on April 24th and 25th from 7:30 to 10:00 pm. On the 25th, I will be doing a performance based on institutionalized art critiques.
I am honored to have been put on this list of 16 Female Artists You Should Know with so many artists that I respect. Check it out and be sure to follow and support these women.
I have completed my comic, My Spelled Out Strong Opinions, and I'm currently making them to order. To purchase, click on the $3 on my website.
This comic and other zines of mine will be for sale at the RISD Alumni and Student Spring Art Sale on May 2nd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
I'm going to be showing some work in the Gelman Gallery
exhibit, Expanded Field: Traversing the Archeology of Gender, curated by Nafis White, Garcia Sinclair, and Nicholas Fernandez. The opening is on May 7th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, and the work will be up until May 31st.
I'll have work in the Woman Made Gallery exhibition, Feminism (n.): Plural in Chicago, IL. The opening will be on May 15th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and the work will be shown until June 25th.
Finally, please join my Rhode Island School of Design colleagues and I at our Graduate Thesis Exhibition. It opens on May 19th and will be up until May 30th. It has been a long two years, and I look forward to what will come next.
One more thing -- The RISD Grad Open Studios are scheduled for the evening of May 1st. Please come by Fletcher studios at 212 Union St. in Providence to see what we've all been up to.
February 11, 2015
I'm just getting into my last semester as a Graduate student at the Rhode Island School of Design, and wanted to keep you updated about a few things I have coming up.
Selections from the Changarrito Collection: 2012-2014 are now up at Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, TX. I was happy to participate back in 2012 and have some collages in the show. This exhibition will be on view from January 23rd to February 8th and from March 5th to March 31st.
I'm going to have an installation in the window of the Dirt Palace, a feminist art space and collective here in Providence, RI. It will be up for the first three weeks of March so be sure to drive by!
Michael Menchaca, Michael R. Leon, and myself are currently planning and creating a collaborative site-responsive installation at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum as a part of the annual Sitings competition. The opening will be on March 5th.
Artist, Meredith Stern, has organized the exhibition, Craft in Time: A Celebration of Essential Labor, to be held at 186 Carpenter Street Gallery in Providence, RI. She has done some amazing woodcut portraits of the participants, and I'm happy to be showing work and performing as a part of her project. Join us for a night of art and performance on May 1st, or come check out the show before May 25th.
Finally, I'll be graduating with my MFA in Painting this May, and our Graduate Thesis Exhibition will take place at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI. The opening will fall on May 14th from 6-8pm, and the show will be up until June 2nd. Hope to see you there!
October 5, 2014
So I'm getting into the second year of my MFA at The Rhode Island School of Design and want to keep you updated about a few things...
Michael Menchaca and I have completed our public sculpture at the Roger Williams National Memorial Park
here in Providence. It was their first Artist in Residency program, and we were glad to represent RISD. The work will be up for at least a year, so please make time to stop by this beautiful park. Other participating organizations included The Steel Yard, RiverzEdge Arts, and the Tomaquag Museum.
Tierra Nuestra (Our Earth)
"The majority of those within this country have family who migrated here from another. Native to Texas, we came to Providence for the education and opportunities that RISD would provide. Distancing ourselves from our roots resulted in a culture clash and a sense of displacement, yet we have still been able to adapt and thrive in our new environment. This geodesic dome takes visual influence from the wigwams that were used by the Wampanoag and Narragansett tribes for housing and shelter. Using the metric system for building measurements, we channeled the English who came here and colonized what we now know as Providence. Within the dome, native plants from both Texas and Providence are able to harmoniously coexist despite their different backgrounds. It acts as a safe haven for the plants within, just as Roger Williams declared Providence a freeing place of solace. Through travel, one learns to adjust to the new people and places they come in contact with, but we must always remember that nuestra tierra was here before any of us."
-Michael Menchaca and Suzy Gonzalez
RISD MFA '15
I have some new work at the RISD MFA Painting Biennial, UFO Hunters, which is on view from October 3rd through the 19th. It's at the Sol Koffler Gallery at 169 Weybosset St. in Providence, RI.
“I believe, because it is absurd.”
-Tertullian, as quoted by Tom Wolfe in In Advance of the Landing: Folk Concepts of Outer Space (Douglas Curran, 1985
The Unidentified Flying Object is a site of awe and contention. Elusive, euphoric and fringe, it is at once ecstatic vision and anomaly, an outlandish mark faded in our skies. Situated in the ether of uncertainty, the UFO compels us to look up and reconsider the universe and our place within it. Uncertainty may hover over its meaning, yet it is this need to see what is unseen that drives imagination.Painting too requires a leap of faith. Unstable, it is an awe-full union of facility and mind, expanding realms beyond the obvious. Whether imagined in the sky, or painted on a surface, the question remains the same: “Have you recently had a close encounter?”
RISD MFA Painting 2015, 2016
I am also thrilled to announce that I will be a part of "The Art of the Animal," an exhibition of the investigation of the female and animal body from a multitude of perspectives, taking place at the National Museum of Animals and Society in LA in Fall of 2015, and commemorating the 25th anniversary of The Sexual Politics of Meat by Carol Adams. Along with this show will be a book published by Lantern Books with the writing and artwork of each participant. That's where you come in! By preordering your copy of The Art of the Animal, you can be a part of helping us to raise money to get it published! More to come as this progresses.
I was happy to be interviewed by Third Woman Press, "a press for transgressive artists, writers, and intellectuals, publishing the work of feminists of color since 1979." Please follow them on Facebook if you don't already because they are doing great things!
Lastly, another exhibit I have coming up this month is "Pale Firework," a collection of socially and politically influenced artwork curated by Mo Kong and Mengyu Chen. The opening will be at RISD's Gelman Gallery in Providence, RI on October 16th from 6-8pm and the show will be up until November 30th.
June 7, 2014
I have completed my first year of Graduate school at the Rhode Island School of Design, and I am excited to share with you some upcoming exhibitions and projects that I am involved with this summer. You can see some of my work from this past year on the RISD Painting site.
Each year, Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, TX hosts the Young Latino Artists exhibition, and I happy to be participating in the 19th round which is titled Young Latina Artists: Y Qué? and is curated by the Chicana collective, Más Rudas. Young Latina Artists will be shown simultaneously with the Women of the Serie Project exhibition. The opening falls on June 13th from 6-9pm, and the exhibition is up until September 7th. Please make time to see an array of amazing women artists coming together.
From June 19th to August 22, all twenty of us Graduate painting students at RISD will be exhibiting work in a group show at 1st Dibs in New York, NY, located in the New York Design Center. Please stop by if you are going to be in the area during this time.
During this summer, Michael Menchaca and I are collaborating to produce a public artwork to be displayed at the Roger Williams National Memorial in Providence, RI as a part of their Artist in Residence Program. Roger Williams stood for religious freedom as well as being the first open believer of the separation of church and state. An opening for our project, amongst others, will occur some time in September 2014 and the work will be displayed into the spring of 2015.
Lastly, I will be tabling at the Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo (RIPExpo) on August 2nd and 3rd. I'll have my newest zines up for grabs: Art, Activism, and the Community, Vegan-Feminist Perspectives, and Chicana Feminism, as well as Yes, Ma'am Issues 7 and 8. Hope to see you there!
Thank you for reading and please keep in touch!
May 13, 2013
First, I am happy to announce that I will be attending the Rhode Island School of Design this coming fall for my MFA in Painting. I hope that you will be able to make it to some of my exhibitions before I move!
I currently have a painting at Zosima Gallery's annual spring exhibition in San Marcos, TX. It features new works by artists that have had solo exhibitions there in the past, and I am showing work from my latest series, Exposed. This exhibition will be up until June 8th, so please let me know if you would like to make an appointment to check it out.
Yes, Ma'am feminist zine is currently taking submissions for Issue #7! The deadline is May 20th. We accept women-positive contributions in the form of writing, artwork, poetry, rants, raves, comix, or whatever you are inspired to create and share. Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing what you've got to offer.
The Arts United is a grassroots organization in San Antonio, TX that seeks to promote social awareness through art and literature. I was a featured artist in The Arts United Magazine Issue #2: Exploring Femininity and Masculinity, and will be featured again in Issue #3: Metaphysical Expressions. The magazine release and exhibition opening will take place on Saturday, May 18th at Mercury Project.
I will be showing some work during First Friday in June at HeARThouse, located at 1223 South Alamo, just a block before the Blue Star Art Complex. Hope to see you there!
Finally, I have my solo exhibition coming up at R Gallery on the Second Saturday of June. This will be an exhibition of new work as well as a sort of benefit before I head off to Rhode Island. More information on that to come soon, but for now mark your calendars for June 8th.
April 4, 2013
I have my solo exhibition coming up on April 13th, but first I wanted to invite you to the AMOA-Arthouse annual Five x Seven fundraiser in which I am participating in. April 4th is the Splurge event and April 5th is the Social. All proceeds support AMOA-Arthouse exhibitions and public programs.
My solo exhibition will be a part of second saturday, where I will be displaying my latest series, "Exposed" at Lady Base Gallery in the Lone Star Studio Arts District of San Antonio, TX. The opening will take place on April 13th, from 6-9 pm.
There will also be a closing reception on April 27th where I will give a talk about my work and answer any questions you might have. I hope you can make it out.
February 1, 2013
I hope your 2013 has been great so far. Lately I've been preparing myself for a few upcoming exhibitions here in San Antonio, TX as well as events within the community, so mark your calendars!
On February 17th I am exhibiting my work at Gemini Ink studios from 3-6pm for an exclusive San Antonio event, curated by Viktoria Valenzuela and Gemini Ink, to honor the founders of 100 Thousand Poets/Musicians/Artists for Change. In accordance with this exhibition is a contribution to the worldwide webzine, Big Bridge.
That same night, I will be exhibiting paintings from my latest series, Self-Dichotomy at the visual arts showcase, Beats, Brushes, and Bow Ties. So it's time to bust out your snazzy bow tie, and come on out for some local artwork and soul-hop music. This event will take place from 4-9pm at On the Half Shell.
Here in San Antonio, March is Contemporary Art Month. "Every March... San Antonio artists, performers, and curators present the best our community has to offer at galleries, museums, performing arts spaces, schools, restaurants and stores." I am happy to be a featured artist for the first exhibition at Lady Base Gallery, a new space open to women as well as LGBTQ artists, curators, and writers. The opening will take place on March 2nd. I will be contributing new work to this all-woman group show, and I will continue this new series with a solo show at Lady Base on April 13th.
Also, be sure to keep an eye out for the first 2013 issue of El Placazo Community Newspaper, as my artwork will be featured on this issue's cover. El Placazo is operated by San Anto Cultural Arts and will keep you up to date on local poetry, art, and news.
In other news, Yes, Ma'am is currently taking submissions for our first issue of 2013. Our zine is all about promoting women and women-positive ideas. You may submit your free speech in the form of articles, photos, rants, raves, poetry, drawings, or anything that inspires you in a feminist way. We are very open to whatever you might have in mind. If you would like to contribute, email us at email@example.com. The deadline is February 7th, so spread the word! We look forward to seeing your contributions to Yes, Ma'am's Issue #6 and/or future issues.
Along with Yes, Ma'am feminist zine, we also teach a Feminist Discussion class with Austin Free Skool. Classes will be starting back up in February and will take place at Sasona Co-op. Dates have not been finalized, but check the Yes, Ma'am and Free Skool site calendars if you're interested.
One more reminder-- The San Antonio International Woman's Day March and Rally will be on March 9th this year. "Come march with us as we celebrate women and stand in solidarity with mujeres around the world about the issues women face everyday."
October 30, 2012
I recently returned from Vermont Studio Center with a head full of ideas and several paintings that I'm eager to show. During my month there, I enacted a performative hair growth/removal ritual and created a series of paintings to accompany it. I will be showing the completed works at Zosima Gallery in San Marcos, TX. The opening for Self-Dichotomy is on Friday, November 9th from 7-10 pm and the exhibit will be up until December 7th. Please check out the promotional video:
Suzy Gonzalez: Self-Dichotomy
I have also been fortunate enough to be interviewed by feminist writer, Liza Wolff-Francis, for her blog Matrifocal Point. "Matrifocal Point is a blog in place to encourage all people to come together to stop the system of patriarchy that hurts us all."
We just released Issue #5 of Yes, Ma'am! If you were able to make it to our Halloween Release, then you know that this Issue was special because we printed a limited edition of colored zines! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your own pdf copy.
Speaking of zines, I'm happy to be contributing to the second issue of ChingoZine. "ChingoZine is a new zine featuring the original drawings, design, and print work of emerging Latino artists." The second issue has a Day of the Dead theme and will be released on Friday, November 2nd at 3808 Sycamore Dr. in Austin, TX.
Lastly, I will be participating in Mexic-Arte Museum's Mix 'n Mash Exhibition in Austin, TX. The opening falls on Friday, December 7th and the work will be up until January 6th. This annual event brings together the work of 200 local and regional artists to fundraise for Mexic-Arte's future exhibitions and education programs.