About the Artists
Verónica Gaona: Sigo Tumbado, Sigo Coronando
John M. O’Quinn Gallery
Chelsea Clarke: Soft Serve
* Evening performance details forthcoming
Cecily E. Horton Gallery
Verónica Gaona is an artist from Brownsville, TX, a city along the South Texas-Mexico border landscape. Gaona received a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She has been the recipient of the national Artadia Award and the Chispa Award by The US Latinx Art Forum. In 2022, Gaona participated in Monumentality in Art: Memory, History, and Impermanence in Diaspora panel at the College Art Association conference in Chicago and participated in the Engaging Latinx Art: National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Currently, she is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston. Verónica Gaona is represented by Presa House Gallery in San Antonio, Texas.
Chelsea Clarke recently completed her MFA at University of Kentucky in Lexington, where she investigated the intersection of print and fiber. Her work centers around themes of perceived contradiction, comfort seeking, and living in a state of recovery. She received her undergraduate degree in Painting & Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University, followed by a Post-Baccalaureate in Nonprofit Management with the goal of one day founding a radically accessible artist residency. She currently lives and works in Houston.
Featured images courtesy of the artists.
In recent years, ASP has had one group show in John M. O’Quinn Gallery. This coming spring, we are looking to shake it up with individual shorter exhibitions. The nine-month Artist Studio Program supports three artists annually with an honorarium, project grant, studio space, and curatorial support, culminating with an exhibition of the artists’ new works.