“I portray the struggles Tejana/Chicana women face in the contemporary moment by basing it on my own experience. These conflicts vary from identity, culture, language, class, race, body, and beauty.”
Represento las dificultades que enfrentan las mujeres Tejana / Chicana en el momento contemporáneo basándome en mi propia experiencia.
Estos conflictos varían sobre identidad, cultura, idioma, clase, raza, cuerpo y belleza.
Garza, Alondra M
Alondra M Garza is a Tejana/Tex-Mex artist. She was born on the Mexican side at the Rio Grande Valley borderlands of Mexico and South Texas and obtained dual citizenship as a Mexican American. Garza received an MFA at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and a BFA at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, with honors.
Her work has been exhibited internationally across the U.S., Mexico, and Italy. This includes a Solo Exhibition at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Group exhibitions at YAG/Garage in Italy, Minneapolis Institute of Art and The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis MN, The Museum of Fine Arts in Brownsville, TX, The International Museum of Art and Science in McAllen, TX, and murals in Mexico.
Additionally, Alondra’s work is part of the private collection of The University of Minnesota Chicano & Latino Studies, by being awarded an emerging artist grant. Garza has been part of Art Residencies around the U.S., attended a class at New York Academy of Art with Vincent Desiderio in NYC, being awarded juror’s choice in MADE at MCAD, and curated two Open Studio Nights at the MCAD MFA gallery.
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