Victoria is from San Antonio, Texas. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Baylor University in 2019. She is currently a second year graduate student at the University of North Texas pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree.

Artist Statement

My work is a record of mundane yet impactful experiences of everyday life. Memory and space create a visual narrative of the physical and metaphorical ways I navigate the world around me. Space is sometimes a place of comfort or other times a souvenir of a distant event. The memories I explore can be simultaneously joyful and melancholy, tender and distant, or hopeful and hopeless. Through my paintings I am processing and rediscovering the past in a new way through the intimacy and tactility of mark-making. Each work presents a bittersweet narrative where I examine the complex circumstances that have brought me to a specific moment in time.

Education

University of North Texas 

Master of Fine Arts

Painting and Drawing

2022

 

Baylor University

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Studio Art

2019

 

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas

Teaching Assistant

Foundations | Space – Physical, temporal, and virtual

2020

Teaching Assistant

Foundations | Design 1

2019-2020

Related Experience

Baylor University

Studio Assistant

Winter Rusiloski Assistant Professor of Art (Painting)

2018 – 2019

Studio Assistant

Kyle Chaput Assistant Professor of Art (Printmaking and Drawing)

2018 – 2019

 

Awards

1st Place Texas National Competition and Exhibition

2020

Voertman Ardoin Fellowship

2020 – 2021

Toulhouse Graduate School Academic Achievement Scholarship

2019-2021

CVAD Scholarship

2019 – 2020

L. James and Alisa A. Andras Endowed Scholarship Fund

2018-2019

Karl and Shirley Umlauf Endowed Scholarship Fund

2017-2019

Curriculum Vitae

Exhibitions

2020

4th Annual Small Works Show

Art Room, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX. USA

Expo

500x Gallery, Dallas, TX. USA

 

CCAN

Juried by Thomas Motley

The Center for Contemporary Arts, Abilene, TX. USA

 

Territorial: New Works by Victoria Gonzales, Erika Jaeggli and Maria 

Union Art Gallery, Denton, Texas. USA.

 

Digital Dream Tour

Risen Shine Gallery, Denton, Texas. USA 

 

Texas National Competition and Exhibition

Juried by Annette Lawrence, Cole Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX. USA.

1st Place

 

2019

Unlearning

Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton, Texas. USA. 

 

30 Under 30

Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas. USA.

 

Hispanic Heritage Art Show & Celebration

CenTex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Waco, Texas. USA.

 

Transitions

Cross Hatch 304, Waco, TX, USA.

 

Baylor University Student Art Exhibition

Juried by Tish Brewer. Waco, Texas. USA. 

Juror's Choice Award for Drawing.

 

Rising Eyes of Texas

Rockport Center for Fine Arts, Rockport, Texas. USA.

2018

Mayjoring in Art

Juried by Daniel Blagg. Fortworth Community Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas. USA.

 

Baylor University Student Art Exhibition 

Juried by Cohn Drennan. Waco, Texas. USA. J

Juror’s Choice Award for Printmaking

 

100 for 100

Juried by Jay Wilkinson. Fort Works Art, Fort Worth, Texas. USA.

 

Hispanic Heritage Art Show & Celebration

CenTex Hisp Chamber of Commerce, Waco, Texas. USA.

 

Portraits 

Cultivate7Twelve, Waco, Texas. USA. 

Selected as Cocktails with the Curator Guest

 

2016

Baylor University Student Art Exhibition

Juried by Clint Willour. Waco, Texas. USA.

© 2020 Victoria Gonzales.