Laila Vázquez. Mexico City, 1966.

Studies

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. ITAM

 

Workshops

  • Drawing/ Grey Friars University. Colchester, Inglaterra.

  • Drawing/Instituto de Cultura para Adultos, Monterrey

  • Watercolor/ Mtra. Sylvia Nogueira, Monterrey.

  • Watercolor/ Mtra. Susan Shatter, Monterrey.

  • Printmaking/Mtra. Liz Gartz, Monterrey.

  • Mixed Media. UIA/ Mtra. Begoña Zorrilla, Mexico City.

 

Group exhibitions

  • Art Beth-El Festival, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.

  • Museo Marco, Monterrey, Mexico.

  • Museo Nacional de la Acuarela, Mexico City, Mexico.

  • Centro Cultural Arte A.C., Monterrey, Mexico.

  • Universidad de Nuevo León, Monterrey, Mexico.

  • Museo El Blanqueo, Monterrey, Mexico.

  • Museo El Blanqueo, Monterrey, Mexico.

  • Centro Cultural Plaza Fátima, Monterrey, Mexico.

  • Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts, Texas, USA.

  • Estudio Lofft. Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico.

In my artwork, I seek to express my own interpretation of what I observe in order to convey something new and unique. I like to reduce and simplify what I see to three essential elements: shapes, colors, and patterns. These elements emerge in my work through geometric compositions, hues, and textures that translate my vision of reality.

I use watercolor, printmaking, and embroidery because, with these techniques, I can capture in my artwork those three dimensions—shape, color, and pattern—. Watercolor and printmaking allow me to lay a base of color and to define the figures which integrate the composition. With the thread, I add texture and depth to the artwork. The repetition of stitches, the contrast in my color palette, and the use of geometric shapes in my work are the translation of my everyday experiences.

Solo exhibition

  • Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. Monterrey, Mexico.

 

 

Awards

  • Art Beth-El Festival. St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.

  • Honorable mention "Salón de Otoño", Centro Cultural Plaza Fátima 2005, Monterrey, Mexico.

  • Honorable mention"Primera Bienal de Salones de la Acuarela". Monterrey, Mexico.

  • First place, “Salón de Otoño” Centro Cultural Plaza Fátima. 2004. Monterrey, Mexico.

  • National Museum of Watercolor “Alfredo Guati Rojo”. Mexico City, Mexico.

  • “XLVIII” Salón Nacional de la Acuarela”, Monterrey, Mexico.

  • Honorable mention, “Salones 2003” Universidad de Nuevo León, Monterrey, Mexico.

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Laila Vázquez, Mexico City. 

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