Maria Guzmán Moving In

January 18, 2008 – February 23, 2008

Artist Statement

“My art explores the concepts of change, home and identity, and the relationship between internal and external life.Much of my work builds off experiences growing up in Italy as a South American, and now living and working in Houston.For this exhibition, I created spaces in which the excitement, the fear and the possibility that come with a new place are seen side by side.”

Artist Bio

Maria Alejandra Guzman, daughter of Rodolfo Guzman and Carmen Rosa Chavez, was born in Milan in 1981. She lived for 3 years in Bogotá, Columbia, before relocating toHouston, TX, where she has lived and worked for the past 9 years. Maria studied art at the University of Houston, where she received a BA (2004). Her artwork combines formal painting with sculpture and found cultural artifacts to form site specific installations. Her work has been shown at Domy Books, Diverse works, the Midtown ArtCenter, Commerce Street Artist Warehouse,Winter Street Studios, Gallery 1724, and in outdoor installations around the city of Houston.