Veronica Ibargüengoitia works in oil on canvas in different formats, creating images of architectural spaces. Her large-format paintings unfold in layers, which she imagines the viewer entering, step by step, finding pleasure in the conundrum behind each geometric form. Ibargüengoitia is currently in the Block Program of the Glassell School of Arts at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH). She is finishing her Certificate in Sculpture at the MFAH, and recently completed her Certificate in Painting at the MFAH. She has studied with many artists in different disciplines in the U.S. and in Mexico, and her work has been shown in national and international juried shows. She is a member of the Visual Arts Alliance, Houston Arts Alliance, Latin American Women Artists Houston and Sociedad Mexicana de Autores de las Artes Plasticas, Mexico. She holds a BA in Industrial Design from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. Born in Mexico City, she lives in Houston, Texas.
Artist Statement I am Veronica Ibargüengoitia, I am from Mexico City, and since 2009, I have lived in Houston, Texas. Both these cities, with their dense urban fabric and large-scale architectural forms, have informed my painting process and artistic questions. In my paintings, I create images of architectural spaces which are both inviting and physically impossible. These images are imagined from photographs I have taken or received from friends. I edit the photographs by hand, reducing them down to their main structures, intentionally breaking the rules of the real architectural spaces they represent. The geometric forms in my paintings cross over each other, double back, and make unexpected and inviting entrances to somewhere. The paintings unfold in layers, which I imagine the viewer entering, step by step, finding pleasure in the conundrum behind the windows. In the end, perhaps she doesn't realize quite how deep inside the painting she has gone. -Veronica Ibargüengoitia, Mexico City/Houston
Birthplace Mexico City