Is a visual artist born & based in Brownsville, Texas
Marcelina Gonzales was born and raised in Brownsville, a border-town located at the southernmost tip of Texas. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art from the University of Texas at Brownsville in 2013.
“Ultimately my art-making reflects my pursuit of empowerment, identity in relation to my gender and culture, memory, and attempts to destroy the expected social, political, economic, religious, and sexual role of a female living in today’s America.”
Her work has been exhibited repeatedly throughout Texas in galleries and exhibitions such as Freight Gallery in San Antonio, Fort Worth’s Fort Works Art competitive “40 under 40” Exhibition, the El Paso International Museum of Art, and at the 500X Gallery in Dallas, Texas. She has been included in several juried exhibitions throughout the United States including the Rosetta Hunter Gallery located in Seattle Central College and in exhibitions spaces in Los Angeles and New York City. She has also had the opportunity to travel internationally with her work to places such as Berlin, Germany, Budapest, Hungary, and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Most recently she took part in a 3 person exhibition in New York City’s Chelsea Gallery, Field Projects. In January 2020 she was awarded a grant by the The Brownsville Beautification Committee, in partnership with the City of Brownsville, City of Matamoros and the Mexican Consulate in Brownsville to create a mural in her hometown for Sin Fronteras/Without Borders, an initiative created to unify the border cities.