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Veronica Gaona

vgaona94@gmail.com

Solo Exhibitions

2017                 Tat and Tell, Carlotta K. Petrina Cultural Center, Brownsville, Texas

Dios Nunca Muere, UTRGV #Subculture Festiba, Edinburg, Texas

2016                  Dios Nunca Muere, Carlotta K. Petrina Cultural Center, Brownsville, Texas

Collaborations

2019 Encuentro Frontera, Carlotta K. Petrina Cultural Center, Brownsville, Texas

WOW, Fieldwork: Marfa, Marfa, Texas

La tierra tuya es el tema de mis canciones, Art League Houston, Houston, Texas

UH School of Art Annual Student Exhibition, Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, Texas

Migration Nation, Multicultural Education and Counseling Through the Arts, Houston, Texas

Nueva Visión de Nuestra Cultura, Third Space, Houston,Texas

Equilibrio, Community Artists’ Collective, Houston, Texas

5th Annual Mujer-Eres International Art Exhibition, B & E Art Studio, Brownsville, Texas

2018 Bloodlines, Third Space, Houston, Texas

Journey to Aztlán: Contemporary Conversation with Land, Gaddis Geeslin Gallery, Huntsville, Texas

Binational Expo: Icons and Symbols, Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts, Brownsville, Texas

2017 Grey Space – Immigration, Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas

2016 Juried Student Show, Rusteburg Art Gallery, Brownsville, Texas

UTRGV Art Student Show, Lucena House, Brownsville, Texas

2015 Nueve (9), Galeria 409, Brownsville, Texas

Downtown 78520, BAM, Brownsville, Texas

Residencies

2019 Desert Unit for Speculative Territories, Marfa, TX, Nantes, Paris, France

Awards / Grants

2019 School of Art Graduate Travel Grant, University of Houston, Houston, Texas

School of Art Graduate Travel Grant, University of Houston, Houston, Texas

Publications

2017                  Café Lechero, Gallery: A Literacy and Arts Magazine                                                 

2016                  Dios Nunca Muere in El Nuevo Heraldo                                              

 Education

Current               MFA, Studio Art – Photography and Digital Media, University of Houston

2018                   BA, Mass Communication, The University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley

2014                   Texas Southmost College                                                                                              

Work Experience

2019 Teaching Fellow, University of Houston School of Art, Houston, Texas

Graduate Assistant, CITE Fotofest Practicum, Fotofest, Houston, Texas

2018                   Instructional Assistant, University of Houston School of Art, Houston, Texas

                           Digital Marketing Specialist, La Union Del Pueblo Entero, San Juan, Texas

2015                   Assistant Photographer, UTRGV News and Internal Communications, Brownsville, Texas

Community Involvement

2019 Volunteered as an artist assistant and photographer at Experimental Action Festival

2017 Organized Raíces del cuerpo, a video performance workshop, at Carlotta K. Petrina Cultural Center

2016                  Donated a photograph to the Children’s Museum of Brownsville