From Brownsville, Texas, a city along the Texas - Mexico border, Veronica Gaona received her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication with a concentration in Print Journalism from the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley in 2018. Currently she is pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art with a concentration in Photography and Digital Media at the University of Houston.
Conscious by her identity as a Mexican-American artist and the current political climate, her art addresses issues around movement, migration, deterritorialization, and liminality. Through photography, video, and performance her work surveys the shifting and multiple identities at the border to better understand the complexities of contradictory forces.
In Spring 2019 she traveled to Marfa, TX, Paris, Nantes, France to take part in DUST, a residency to work at the intersection of spatial practice, critical theory, and contemporary art, run by les beaux-arts de Nantes Métropole and University of Houston. In Fall 2019 she will teach a Fundamentals of Photography and Digital Media class at University of Houston and a practicum course at Fotofest.