Raquel Ocando I was born in Venezuela and has lived in the United States for the last 20 years. I received a degree in Architecture in my country Venezuela. In Houston I studied art at Lone Star College and finish in Glassel School Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. I was participated in several art exhibitions in Texas and several invitational and jury exhibitions. I received several art awards. I am a member in Latin American Women in Arts Houston ( LAWAH). Website www.lawah.net. My artist statement “ The genius power in a dream is the Artist . A work of art requires a little mystery, some inaccuracies and a bit of fantasy”. Art awards:
2009: Wins firts place for “ Between Bones and Clouds in the student art exhibition Lone Star college.
2010: Wins third place for “India series” in the student art exhibition Lone Star college.
2011: Wins best in the show for “Tiffany” in the student art exhibition Lone star college.
May 2011: “In my eye”one person show at Babaloo International café Katy Texas.
June 2011: “Summer Heat” group show at V gallery Katy Texas.
October 2012: “Speaking the Silent Sound” group show at Art Movement art gallery in Memorial City Mall.
February 2013: “I am” group show at Art Movement art Gallery In Memorial City Mall.
October 2013: Group show at Art Movement art Gallery in Memorial City Mall.
February 2014: Katy Contemporary Art Museum group show 2 pieces.
November 2014: Katy Contemporary Art Museum. “Christianity Texas Style” group show.
May 2015: “Three Women “ at Katy Contemporany Art Museum.
September 2015 : “Pieces of Texas project” Texas Contemporary Art Fair.
October 2015 : Exxon Mobil Art Latino
October 2018: “Hear Our Voices”Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston. LAWAH
March 2019: Latino Art Now. George Memorial Library. Bohachevsky Gallery “Color out side the lines”
Artist Statement Color is part of my world.Years in Architecture gave a fantastic perspective, conceptualization and refined eye. Vibrant, colorful, full energy and life you can see in my arts works.My Venezuela heritage is quite visible.”The genius power in a dream is the Artist .A work of art requires a little mystery, some inaccuracies and a bit of fantasy”
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