Beatriz Guzmán Velásquez: Vitality in the Mortuary Landscape


Beatriz Velasquez Guzman: Vitality in the Mortuary Landscape
On display at the Starr Co. Campus
January 25 – May 11, 2016
Artist Lecture: February 11, 1pm

Through her brightly painted images of Rio Grande Valley cemeteries, Beatriz Guzman Velasquez seeks to cherish and understand the changing landscape of memorials along the Mexico-Texas border acknowledging indigenous rituals, Spanish Catholicism, and American funeral practices. Guzman Velasquez earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the University of Texas Pan-American. She has also studied at the New York Studio School and in San Miguel de Allende.