“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, educator, and curator. She was born on the Mexican side of the RGV borderlands of Mexico and Texas and she later became a naturalized U.S. Citizen.
Garza received an MFA at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and a BFA at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Her interdisciplinary work has been exhibited internationally across the U.S., Mexico, and Italy.
Her work is part of the collection at The University of Minnesota Chicano and Latino Studies through an emerging artist grant. She is the Sr. Coordinator of the Latino Arts & Culture department at Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES). Garza was awarded the 2022 Visual Arts Fund Midway grant through the Warhol Foundation to inaugurate a Latine gallery. She is also a professor of drawing at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and has studied painting at the New York Academy of Art by being awarded a scholarship.
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