Born in Monterrey N.L. Mexico, Stephanie Gonzalez grew up with her grandparents in Reynosa, Mexico and picked up painting from her grandfather. She began painting at the age of 14 and later started developing new techniques and experimenting with different mediums. As a child, Gonzalez moved from Georgia to Mexico, then to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. After high school, she moved to Houston, where she currently resides. Stephanie enjoys creating abstract works that reflect her emotions, freelance logos, murals, interior designs, and she also creates simple twine bracelets. In her work, she uses mixed media such as coffee, wine, aerosol paint, watercolors, acrylics, oil pastels, china ink.
Stephanie received her BFA in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Houston in December, 2011. She has created works for public collections such as Starwood Hotels - Le Meridien in Saigon, murals for Lot 8, famous designer Chloe Dao's retail boutique in Rice Village, Skyline Art Services, the Make a Wish Foundation, Pearl Bar, and friends commissions; in addition to these murals, Gonzalez has also participated in many art happenings in Houston and shown her art at various galleries throughout the South Texas area. She is well versed in many design programs including Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, AutoCAD, Revit, & 3D Studios Max. Stephanie currently works as a full time fine Artist in Houston, TX.
Stephanie seeks to inspire emotion with her works.
Everything starts with a feeling, I work with unconventional materials and spend months, sometimes years on my pieces. I explore with the idea of grunge, imperfection and beauty in the disaster. My work, while abstract, attempts to represent specific emotional instances or conflicts that occur within my mind and/or heart and/or “soul.” I would be hard pressed to explain to a viewer what an individual painting or portion of a painting means. My hope is that each viewer will experience some personal connection with a painting that translates into a better understanding of my experience.
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