Born in Monterrey, Mexico; Laura initiated her art studies at the University of North Carolina. Later she continued her work in New York City at The New York School of Visual Arts and the Art Students’ League. In 2011, she graduated from the Universidad de Barcelona IL-3 with a Master’s Degree in Analysis and Management of Contemporary Art.
She resides in Miami and has exhibited her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Mexico and the United States which include the Instituto Cultural de Mexico in Miami and the Embassy of Chile in Washington D.C. She was selected to participate in Arte Americas 2009 and 2010 as part of the Mexican Pavilion in Miami, FL as well as Pool Art fair and Spectrum Miami. Her work is part of private and public collections throughout the United States, Latin America and Europe.
See here her complete Curriculum Vitæ.
What we live for and what we learn in the course of our lives,
becomes what we are; it attaches to convert us in our own selves.
This new self reflects on everything we do each moment of our life.
Since my birth in the 70`s I grew up in a country of pure and violent colours;
vivid place for festivities, unusual costumes; vibrant objects. A country
that fights to return to a past life that had been snatched away and at the
same time tries to preserve its homogeneity as a nation.
Discovering later a world based on precision and efficiency where the people
have built everything in it to its own image and resemblance, has made me
uncover two worlds so opposite to each other but at the same time so similar.
This similarity is due to the fact that everything goes back to the same
beginning: the human being.
In my work I portrait that human being, from wherever he may be and I make it
global and homogeneous. All those differences between nations disappear in
The inspiration for this work comes from my own world, from my very own
ancestral roots. A work in which flashes of memory come to life as I use the
brush to imprint this visions. Paint over paint, as seen in the walls of Mexico;
vibrant colours; letters that become a voice and lines that convert into graffiti
are my form of expression. This is a work where things are not said, they are
just a sublime suggestion.
Copyright 2017. Laura Villarreal. All rights reserved.