Jessica Carolina González

MFA Art '24

Jessica Carolina González

Bio

Jessica Carolina González is an interdisciplinary contemporary artist and organizer from Houston, TX. In her work, González utilizes traditional archives and the archives of her bloodline as tools for storytelling and critique in a post-colonial landscape. As a product of the Central American diaspora, her lineage has been shaped by war, displacement, surveillance, grief, and spirituality. Through her artistic practice, she collapses timelines and narratives to complicate the American understanding of ever-present sociopolitical issues embedded within her work. She creates to preserve her narrative because her communities are often absent or misrepresented in the dominant visual culture. González's work has been exhibited by the Law Warschaw Gallery in St. Paul, Minnesota, Remezcla's "Tejas Made" art gallery, and Art League Houston. She has been an invited panelist for the art conference Latino Art Now! a Latino art symposium founded by the Inter-University Program for Latino Research and for "Art in the Space of Social and Political Advocacy" hosted by the Houston Coalition Against Hate. She was a finalist for the Houston Artadia Award, was awarded the first prize for the juried Latinx exhibition "Withstand" at the Holocaust Museum Houston, and is a recipient of the Idea Fund, funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation. 

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Website: https://www.gonzalezjessica.com/ 
Instagram: @jjessgonzz 

Jessica Carolina González, Page spread of book "Es Una Lucha"
Jessica Carolina González, from the series "Es Una Lucha"
Jessica Carolina González, from the series "Es Una Lucha"
Jessica Carolina González, from the series "Salú"
Jessica Carolina González, from the series "Salú"
Jessica Carolina González, from the series "Salú"
Jessica Carolina González, El Dolor te Para performance at Plaza Centenario in Minneapolis, MN.
Jessica Carolina González, Machete, Pando, Corbo, Cuma, Guarizama performance at Project Row Houses, Houston, TX.
Jessica Carolina González, La Tierra Tuya es el Tema de mis Canciones performance at Art League Houston, Houston, TX.
Jessica Carolina González, Ni Una Menos, Ni Una Más performance at The Dive, Houston, TX.