MARCELINA GONZALES
 
B. 1989
Lives and works in Brownsville, Texas
 
EDUCATION
 
2013 BA, The University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville, TX, Studio Art
 
AWARDS / GRANTS
 
2019 Without Borders Binational Mural Grant, The City of Brownsville, Brownsville, TX
2019 Third Place, Dimensions XL VII, Art Center of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX
2019 Jurors Award, Artspace 111: 6th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, Artspace 111, Fort Worth, TX
2017 Third Place, Balance: A Juried Exhibition of the Life and Art of all things Bicycle, Mayflower Arts Center, Troy, OH
2016 Third Place in Painting, 44th International Art Show, Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Brownsville, TX
2015 Best of Show, Shades of Gray, D’Arte Centre, Harlingen, TX
2015 Brownsville’s Mayors Award, The 43rd International Art Show, Brownsville Museum of Fine, Brownsville, TX
2015 Clara Ely Award, The 43rd International Art Show, Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Brownsville, TX
2015 First Place in Mixed Media, The 43rd International Art Show, Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Brownsville, TX
 
SOLO / TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
 
2020 On Top of the Same Surface, Spellerberg Projects, Lockhart, TX
2019 The Expectations of Others, Field Projects Gallery, New York, NY
2018 Object, Galeria 409, Brownsville, TX
2017 NEVER SORRY, Brownsville Artists and Musicians (BAM), Brownsville, TX
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 
2022 Marches the Move Us, Carlotta K. Petrina Cultural Center, Brownsville, TX
          Mujer-eres, La Chicharra Studio, Brownsville, TX
 
2020 Between Two Worlds, Visual Arts Center, Austin, TX
          Chicas Bonitas, La Retama Central Library, Corpus Christi, TX
          GIRLS will be GIRLS, Rusteberg Art Gallery, Brownsville, TX
 
2019 Be. Long., Dutoit Gallery, Dayton, OH
          AMoA Biennial 600: Textile/Fiber, Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX
          DIMENSION XLVII, Meadows Gallery, Art Center of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX
          Encuentro en La Frontera, Carlotta K. Petrona Cultural Center, Brownsville, TX
​          Building Bridges of Solidarity, Carlotta K. Petrona Cultural Center, Brownsville, TX
​          Artspace111: 6th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, Artspace111, Fort Worth, TX
​          A Woman’s Worth, Studio 2500, Birmingham, AL
          Before/After, Lotta Studio, New Haven, CT
          Mujer-eres, B&E Art Studio, Brownsville, TX
          ​Stop It!, Rosenthal Gallery, Fayetteville, NC
          ​Chicas Bonitas, La Retama Central Library, Corpus Christi, TX
 
2018 Latinos Unidos, La Retama Central Library, Corpus Christi, TX
          500 Expo, 500 X Gallery, Dallas, TX
​          ONE: Annual Emerging Artist Exhibit, Cleve Carney Art Gallery, Glen Ellyn, IL
​          46th International Art Show, Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Brownsville, TX
​          Chicas Bonitas, La Retama Central Library, Corpus Christi, TX
          ​Pressure Points, M. Rosetta Hunter Gallery, Seattle Central College, Seattle, WA
          ​Square Ft. Biennial, Gallery 66, Albuquerque, NM
          ​Authentic Marks, Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
          ​Mujer-eres, Platform 204, Harlingen, TX
          ​Images of Power, Freight Gallery, San Antonio, TX
          ​First Come First Serve, Fort Works Art, Fort Worth, TX
          Icons & Symbols of the Borderland Binational Exhibition, Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Brownsville, TX
 
2017 Snap to Grid, LA Center for Digital Arts, Los Angeles, CA
         ​Small Works, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY
         ​40 Under 40, Fort Works Art, Fort Worth, TX
         ​Arts International Regional Juried Art Exhibit 2017, El Paso International Museum of Art, El Paso, TX
         ​Axis Gallery 12th National Juried Exhibition, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA
         ​Abstraction, The Arts Center of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX
         ​TRAHC’s 29th Annual Juried Exhibition, TRAHC Arts, Texarkana, TX
         ​Balance: A Juried Exhibition of the Life and Art of all things Bicycle, Mayflower Arts Center, Troy, OH
         ​45th International Art Show, Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Brownsville, TX
         ​The Art of the Bicycle, Galeria 409, Brownsville, TX
         ​Mujer-eres, Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center, San Benito, TX

2016 Annual International Art Exhibition, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC
         Spring Pop!, East End Studio Gallery, Houston, TX
         ​2016 International Art Fair, Budapest, Hungary
         ​44th International Art Show, Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Brownsville, TX
         ​Quadratfuß Exhibition 2016, NX2 Berlin Gallery, Berlin, Germany
 
2015 Sinister Sweet, The FUNN Station, Los Angeles, CA
         Sheltered Spirits, Space 16th, McAllen, TX
​         Pancakes and Booze Art Show, Elysium, Austin, TX
​         Shades of Gray, D’Arte Centre, Harlingen, TX
​         Mix It Up Mixed Media Juried Exhibition, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA
​         National All Media Juried Exhibition, Chico Art Center, Chico, CA
         El Retorno: Our Serpent’s Tongue, University of Texas – Pan American, Edinburg, TX
​         43rd International Art Show, Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Brownsville, TX
​         Galax Z Fair IV, McAllen, TX
​         Imagine 2015, TX State University Round Rock Campus, Round Rock, TX
 
JURIED / CURATED EXHIBITIONS
 
2020 GIRLS will be GIRLS, curator, Rusteberg Art Gallery, The University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley, Brownville,            TX 
2019 UTRGV Student Juried Show, Juror, Rusteberg Art Gallery, The University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley,                   Brownsville, TX
 
WORK EXPERIENCE
 
2021 Freelance design, Voces Unidas, ACLU of Texas
2016 Teacher, Summer Camp Program 2016, Children’s Museum of Brownsville, Brownsville, TX
 
RECENT PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS
 
2021 Literary & Arts Magazine of The University of Texas at Austin, Apricity Magazine, Volume V
2021 Moody the Zine, Issue 8
2021 Laurens, Morgan, “Q+Art: Marcelina Gonzales Explore Identity and Culture with Intimate Resin Works,” Not               Real Art.
2020 Moody the Zine, Issue 1
2020 Paulina Longoria, “An All-Women Art Exhibition,” Utrgvrider.com.
2019 VBR, “Murals Without Borders Announces Winners,” Valleybusinessreport.com.
2019 “Without Borders Binational Mural Contest,” The Brownsville Herald.
2019 Honey & Lime, Every Seed We Plant: The Reproductive Rights Issue, Issue 4
2019 Neta, “RGV Artist Series, Artist Profile: Marcelina Gonzales”, Netargv.com
2018 Images of Power Catalogue, Freight Gallery & Studios
2018 Neta, “Featured Artist: Marcelina Gonzales,” Netargv.com
2018 Tovar, JC, “Artist Spotlight: Marcelina Gonzales,”Youtube.com
2017 Starr, Rebekah, “Brownsville Artist Shows in Germany,” RGV Life Magazine
2017 St Sucia, Issue X (Mi Cuerpo, Mi Futuro)
2013 Moyer, Nancy, “Cure for the Blues,” The Monitor
 
ARTIST TALKS, PANELS, AND WORKSHOPS
 
2022 Inside the Artist Studio, South Texas College, March 9, 2022
2021 Using Art as Self Care, 4th Annual South Texas Adolescent Health Summit, June 22-24, 2021
2020 Transforming our World: The Changing Climate Virtual Art Lecture Series, South Texas College, December 3,            2020
2020 Virtual Studio Visit: Marcelina Gonzales; Between Two Worlds, Visual Arts Center, October 15, 2020
2020 Artist Marcelina Gonzales: Challenging preconceptions of being a Hispanic female, empowerment &                          balancing studio-work life, I like Your Work: Conversations with Artists Podcast, Season 2, Episode 34, April              2020
2020 Corona Care+, Field Projects Gallery, April 2020

 

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