Victoria Paige Gonzalez
Victoria Paige Gonzalez is a cultural producer dividing her time between Texas and Colorado. Her work includes advocating to build inclusive artistic communities. Currently, Gonzalez is the Digital Strategist for the Latino Cultural Arts Center (Denver, CO)–an interdisciplinary art complex that strengthens the knowledge of and appreciation for the extensive artistic expressions of Latinxs by preserving and highlighting the history and ongoing contributions. During the fall of 2018, she was selected to attend The Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) Emerging Leaders of Color Conference–a regional non-profit arts service organization dedicated to the creative advancement and preservation of the arts. She is also the former PR/Marketing Coordinator at Museo de las Americas, the premier Latin American art museum of the Rocky Mountain Region. She graduated from the University of Houston with a BFA in Photography and Digital Media, with a minor in Interdisciplinary Art. She now lives in Denver, CO.
Artist Statement Outer Terrains presents a sensory experience of the sights and sounds of the U.S./Mexico borderscape. The exhibiting artists, engaging their relationship with the Texas border landscape, reveal what’s beyond the mirage from Texas’ blistering sun by shining light on the complex issues of where they call home. Nabil Gonzalez uses historical printmaking processes as she negotiates the past/present with unsolved, disturbing murders and disappearance of women surrounding El Paso, TX and Juarez, Mexico for the last 13 years. Jenelle Esparza elaborates on her work that explores the interconnected histories of South Texas cotton fields. Celeste De Luna’s work is a tool to understand and deconstruct oppressive paradigms within the physical, spiritual, and psychic environment. Veronica Anne Salinas uses tape loops to investigate sound frequencies at the border.