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 the spring of 2021.




artist statement


My work centers around themes of self representation, focusing on moments, objects, and environments which elicit visceral personal connections and embodying them in a way which manifests my complicated relationships with what they depict. Part of this connection is communicated through material choice and the inherent implications of a given material. Throughout my body of work, I address general themes of comfort and discomfort in various ways and capacities, typically juxtaposing the two ideas within a single piece. Often, I utilize the material elements of my piece to contrast with the thematic or representational aspects, using objects of comfort as a facade. In doing so, I strive to create a unique sense of isolation, detachment, and uncertainty that is a reflection of my own personal experience.

curriculum vitae


b. 1999, San Antonio, TX
beronicamg1@gmail.com

EDUCATION

2017-21     Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drawing/Painting 
Double minor in Art History & Psychology
University of North Texas, Denton, TX

TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021           Face to Face: Portraits, Site: Brooklyn Gallery (online), Brooklyn, NY (upcoming)
Juror Julia Fiore, Director of social media at The Museum of Modern Art, Former Senior Editor at Artsy

Now | Contemporary 2021, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 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, Forth Worth Community Arts Center, 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

HONORS/AWARDS

2020          Rising Eyes of Texas, Honorable Mention

2020          60th Annual Voertman Student Exhibition, Honorable Mention

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.





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