American, born Mexico (1971). Works and lives in Miami, USA.
Laura is a multidisciplinary artist, working in the intersection of Fiber Arts, Painting and Photography. Through the use of embroidery, thread, paint, imagery and textile on mediums like paper, fabric, and canvas she creates a feminine poetry inspired by her roots, with its vivid colors and ancient traditions; as well as her subsequent immigration to the United States in the late 90’s. Laura seeks to merge these two stages of her life by creating tensions between the different media while questioning issues of identity, sense of place, longing, and memory through a narrative created by textile, thread, imagery and paint.
She holds studies from the University of North Carolina, the New York School of Visual Arts and the Art Students’ League in NYC as well as a Master’s Degree in Analysis and Management of Contemporary Art from the University of Barcelona. Some of her exhibitions include the Instituto Cultural de Mexico in Miami, the Embassy of Chile in Washington D.C., the Centro Cultural Fatima in Mexico, the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles to name a few. She has shown her work in art fairs like Art Lima, Chaco Chile and Pinta Miami. She is amongst the artists that comprise the Mexican Cultural Institute in Miami as well as an advocate for Art Education in young audiences in the City of Key Biscayne, Florida.
What we live for and what we learn in the course of our lives, becomes what we are; it attaches to convert us in our own selves. This new self reflects on everything we do each moment of our life.
Since my birth in the 70`s I grew up in a country of pure and violent colours; vivid place for festivities, unusual costumes; vibrant objects. A country that fights to return to a past life that had been snatched away and at the same time tries to preserve its homogeneity as a nation.
Discovering later a world based on precision and efficiency where the people have built everything in it to its own image and resemblance, has made me uncover two worlds so opposite to each other but at the same time so similar. My work is inspired by all these convergences and divergences; with an impress of my own world, my very own ancestral roots. A work in which flashes of memory come to life as I imprint this visions.
Paint over paint, as seen in the walls of Mexico; vibrant colours; letters that become a voice; lines that convert into graffiti and threads that become a line are my form of expression.
A work that is inspired by the innocent essence of a child; one that lacks the need for approval and perfection. A work that grasps a piece of my childhood, creating a sense of safety and longing.
A place where things are not said, they are just a sublime suggestion.
American, born 1971 in Monterrey, Mexico.
Lives and works in Miami, FL
2020 “Mental Narratives”. Galeria 14. Sonora, Mexico
2016 “Small”. Consulado de Mexico en Los Angeles. Los Angeles, USA
2012 “Twice upon a Time…”. Instituto Cultural de Mexico. Miami, USA
2012 “Twice upon a Time…”. Embassy of Chile. Washington, D.C. USA
2010 “Twice upon a Time…”. NT gallery. Miami, USA
2008 “Lucha Libre”. Centro Cultural Plaza Fatima. Monterrey, Mexico
2007 “Lucha Libre". Instituto Cultural de Mexico. Miami, USA
2005 “Trans - Lucid”. Instituto Cultural de Mexico. Miami, USA
2005 “Art on the Move”. Courvoisier Courts. Miami, USA
2003 “Reflections”. Kapz Artmosphere. Coral Gables, USA
2002 “Catarinas…A Través de Sus Ojos”. Brickell Key. Miami, USA
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021 "El Hilo Conductor". Instituto Cultural de Mexico. Miami, FL USA
2020 "The Altered Image". Dina Mitrani Gallery. Miami, FL
2020 "40 Women Pulling Threads of Social Discourse". The Camp Gallery. Miami, FL
2019 Aqua Art Miami. Rubber Stamp art projects. Miami, USA
2019 “Devenir”. Galeria Juarez. Torreon, Mexico
2019 P.AR.C Art fair. Imaginario Galeria & Rubber Stamp art projects. Lima, Peru
2018 ART BASEL MB. Artist studios visit - official Art Basel circuit. Miami, FL USA
2018 Pinta Miami. Rubber Stamp art projects. Miami, USA
2018 Ch.ACO. Rubber Stamp art projects. Santiago, Chile
2018 “Migrante: Una Mirada de Genero”. Instituto Cultural de Mexico. Miami, FL USA
2018 Dreams in Color. Chase Edwards Gallery. Bridgehampton, NY
2017 Pinta Miami. Rubber Stamp art projects. Miami, USA
2017 Ch.ACO. Rubber Stamp art projects. Santiago, Chile
2017 Art Center of South Florida. Studios 27/20. Miami, USA
2017 Colectiva. Galeria Trike. Mexico City, Mexico
2017 LA Art Show. Maya Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2016 Puro Arte. Koubek art center. Miami, USA
2015 Subasta Fredo. ET Gallery. Mexico City, Mexico
2012 “5 Artistas Visuales de Mexico”. Instituto Cultural de Mexico. Miami, USA
2009 “ArteAmericas 2010". GDS Gallery. Miami Beach, USA
2009 “Feminine Visual Voices". Wynwood. Miami, USA
2009 “ArteAmericas 2009". Mexico Pavillion. Miami Beach, USA
2009 “Mujer Latina, Mujer Divina". Instituto Cultural de Mexico. Miami, USA
2008 “Imaginario". Centro Cultural Plaza Fatima. Monterrey, Mexico
2006 “Contemporary Mixology". Lurie Gallery. Miami, USA
2006 “Art Box". Voices for Children Foundation. Miami, USA
2005 “Raices Hispanas". Gobierno de Puerto Rico. Miami, USA
2005 “MTY Happening". La Corona. Monterrey, NL Mexico
2004 “Hispanic Art Expressions 2004". Union Planters Bank. Coral Gables, FL USA
2004 “Sensation of Color". Momenti Gallery. Miami, FL USA
2003 “Multi-culturality". City of Miami Cultural Center. Miami, FL USA
2002 “Beginnings”. Kapz Gallery. Coral Gables, FL USA
2002 “Hispanic Art Expressions 2002". Union Planters Bank. Coral Gables, FL USA
2002 “Hispanic Art at the Tower". Tower Theater. Miami, FL USA
2002 “Radio Unica Exhibition". Radio Unica. Miami, FL USA
2001 “Pursuing Instincts”. Grove Isle Resort. Coconut Grove, FL USA
2000 “Art Student Exhibit”. ASL. New York, NY USA
1999 “Earth in the work”. UNC. Chapel Hill, NC USA
1999 “Conceptual artists”. UNC. Chapel Hill, NC USA
2019 Casa Bartolo. Eco-dye. Mexico City, Mexico
2019 Studio Maira Jimena. Eco-dye. Lima, Peru
2019 Trama Textiles. Telar de Cintura and eco-dye. Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
2008-2010 Universidad de Barcelona IL-3. Master in Contemporary Art
2001-2008 Studio 1156. Miami, FL USA
2000 The Art Student’s League. New York, NY USA
1999 The New York School of Visual Arts. New York, NY USA
1998-2000 University of North Carolina. Chapel Hill, NC USA
Periodico El Reforma. December 2020. Mexico
Vive Miami. December 2018. Miami, USA
Voyage Miami. May 3, 2018. Miami, USA
Milenio. December 2017. Mexico.
El Mercurio. October 2017. Santiago, Chile
Ejecutiva Magazine. September 22, 2015. Miami, USA
El Norte. February 2008. Monterrey, Mexico
The Islander News. September 22, 2005. Key Biscayne, USA
Sueños. October 2005. Bogota, Colombia
La Isla. September 2005. Key Biscayne, USA
El Norte. June 2005. Monterrey, Mexico
El Nuevo Herald. November 11, 2005. Miami, USA
McCreedy Collection. Zurich, Switzerland
Embassy of Chile, Washington D.C.
Partrimonio del Gobierno de San Pedro Garza Garcia, NL Mexico.