Beronica Gonzales is from San Antonio, Texas. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing & Painting with a Double minor in Art History and Psychology from the University of North Texas in 2021. Beronica lives in Denton, TX and is currently a part of Cohort 3 at The Cedars Union in Dallas, TX. 




artist statement


My work engages with the passage of time and the ways in which both found and created objects can preserve moments in time. Objects can serve as vessels for ever-evolving personal sentiments. Found materials are used to draw out and lay bare the personal yet often unknown histories of both their previous owner and the journey of the item itself. By repurposing found items and reproducing my own everyday personal effects in my work, I preserve my subjects and create memorials to the mundane. Through their transformation, the memorialized objects are given a new life to exist as an artwork. By doing so, I express and resist the erosion of time on the objects and my connections to them. The inclusion of found and created possessions connects the individual narrative at play in my work with the anonymized pasts of my working materials.

curriculum vitae



EDUCATION  

2017-2021
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drawing & Painting 
Double minor in Art History and Psychology
University of North Texas, Denton, TX

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022
Lying in Squares, Cluley Projects, Dallas, TX

TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2021
Material Girl(s) Beronica Gonzales and Victoria Gonzales, Union Art Gallery, Denton, TX

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022
Texas Vignette Art Fair, Dallas Market Hall, Dallas, TX (upcoming)
Curated by Vicki Meek

Off Canvas, Lakeview Gallery, Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, TX (upcoming)

Fooling Ourselves, The Boedeker Building, Dallas, TX (upcoming)

Refuge
, The MAC, Dallas, TX

Looking Back 2022, Cluley Projects, Dallas, TX

2021
Face to Face: Portraits, Site: Brooklyn Gallery (online), Brooklyn, NY
Juror Julia Fiore, Previous roles include Digital Marketing Manager at The Museum of Modern Art, Senior Editor at Artsy

Now | Contemporary 2021, Arts Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
Juror Dr. Lauren Cross, Program Coordinator and Senior Lecturer of the Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies (IADS) program at the University of North Texas

College Expo 2021, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX
Juror Dr. Valerie Gillespie, Owner of Pencil on Paper Gallery

34th annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition, Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton, TX
Juror Pablo Barrera, Associate Curator, Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City, OK

2020
Art Room’s 4th Annual Small Works Show, Arts Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
Juried by Deedra Baker and Katie Murray of Art Room

30 Under 30, Gough Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton, TX
Juried by panel

Expo 2020, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX
Jurors Sedrick and Letitia Huckaby of Huckaby Studios, Fort Worth, TX

Hot and Sweaty, 500X Gallery (online), Dallas, TX

Texas National 2020, The Cole Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX
Juror Annette Lawrence, Professor of Studio Art, College of Visual Arts and Design at University of North Texas

Rising Eyes of Texas, Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, TX
Juror Rebecca Gomez, Curator of Exhibitions and Director of Programs, Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, TX

Dallas Quilt Show, Dallas Market Hall, Dallas, TX

60th Annual Voertman Student Exhibition, Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton, TX
Juror Andrea Karnes, Head Curator, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX

2019
Linda McNatt Animal Shelter Benefit Exhibition, Denton, TX

2018
UNT Collegiate Recovery Program Benefit Art Gala, Denton, TX

RESIDENCIES


2022-23
The Cedars Union, Cohort 3 studio artist, Dallas, TX

HONORS/AWARDS

2022
Recipient of Cluley Projects Inagural Open Call

2020
Rising Eyes of Texas, Honorable Mention

60th Annual Voertman Student Exhibition, Honorable Mention

2017
Design chosen for public mural, Hill Country Family Services, Boerne, TX

PUBLICATIONS

2022
New American Paintings, Issue No. 162, West

GALLERY TALKS

2021
Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Materials Hard + Soft, Interview and Gallery Talk, Denton, TX. Gallery talk and artwork used to create a lesson plan for Denton ISD 8th grade ART 3 students, made possible by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Spring/Fall 2022
Gallery Attendant, The Rachofsky Warehouse, Dallas, TX

June-July 2022
Artist Assistant, Crystal Wagner, site-specific installation, Fort Works Art, Fort Worth, TX

January-May 2022
VR Facilitator, Carne Y Arena, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX

November 2021
Administrative Assistant, Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX






©  2022 Beronica Gonzales