“I portray the struggles and healing 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 y sanamiento 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, curator, and educator. She was born on the Mexican side of the Mexico-Texas RGV borderlands and obtained dual citizenship.
Garza received an MFA at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, a BFA at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and took painting courses at the New York Academy of Art. Her interdisciplinary work has been exhibited internationally across the U.S., Mexico, and Italy. Including The Minneapolis Institute of Art (MN), The Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts (TX), Museo Miguél Alemán (MEX), and YAG Garage Galeria (ITL).
Garza is the founder of SEMILLAS, a non-conventional Latine gallery coming soon, with the support of the 2022 Visual Arts Fund grant through the Warhol Foundation. Her work is part of the collection of The University of Minnesota Chicano and Latino Studies through an emerging artist grant. She is the Sr. Coordinator of Latine Arts & Culture Engagement at Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio and is also a professor of drawing at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
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