“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 Marisol Garza is a Tejana/Chicana artist. She was born at the Rio Grande Valley borderlands of Mexico and South Texas, with a double nationality as a Mexican American. Her interdisciplinary art practice expresses the dualities of her bi-identity struggles. She holds a BFA degree in studio art from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and an MFA in visual studies from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Her work has been exhibited across the U.S. and internationally. This includes a Solo Exhibition Loss and Gain, Suitcase Gallery, at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Group Exhibitions including Artists from USA at YAG/Garage in Italy, Foot in the Door at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Mending at The Walker Art Center, Open Studio Night (collaborated curator) at The Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Still Life at The Museum of Fine Arts in Brownsville, TX, Brain at The International Museum of Art and Science in McAllen, TX, and Familia Casa y Escuela in Tamaulipas, Mexico.
She was awarded best in show at MADE at MCAD, an emerging artist grant for the University of Minnesota and CLUES private collection, and a scholarship to attend New York Academy of Art Vincent Desiderio’s course.
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