“Vida y Alma”, a solo exhibit of new work by Teresa Magaña
Teresa will be presenting a new collection of work representing the beginnings of her art journey to the current fine tuned style she has developed over the past few years.
Show will run June 10th – July 6th
Join us on Friday, June 10th for the opening reception.
Vida y Alma is a true and real essence for me. Life and Soul is an energy and entity that just simply exists, but yet is so complex to fully explain through words. The thoughts and feelings evoked by these ideas are what inspire my colorful, intricate work thus resulting in a lucid, liveliness all on its own. Being Mexican-American and raised in a predominately Mexican Community, I must acknowledge the impact my heritage has made on my art. My artwork comes from a heavy inspiration of the Mexican celebration Dia de los Muertos. This meaningful celebration of life my ancestors have celebrated for many years has become a colorful part of my culture and my art. I’m grateful for this influence which allows me to celebrate the essence of Life & Soul through my art.
Teresa Magaña is an emerging artist living and working in Chicago, IL. Growing up with a rich Mexican culture in both Chicago and southern Texas has influenced her work greatly. She is self-taught in her craft and works with a variety of mediums. Teresa also provides cultural art workshops to public libraries, schools and private groups. She is also a teaching artist with The National Museum of Mexican Art, and works at Chicago Public Schools in after-school and summer art programming. She is a also a member of the female artist collective “Mujeres Mutantes”. Teresa is also co-owner of Pilsen Outpost, a retail art shop and gallery.
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