Born in San Antonio, Texas. Lived in Guanajuato, Mexico until the age of 6. Was certain she would be a filmmaker but took a drawing class at her community college which led to a B.F.A in Studio Art from UT Austin. Her surroundings are a big influence in her work as well as her culture. The exploration of color, textures, and space fuels her abstract works as well as repetition. She continues to work on her personal art practice while running her printshop business along with her sister.

Cover Art Title: “Azalea.”

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She will be posted at Brick at Blue Star on April 6.

Manola and Maria are sisters whose goal is to share their art and teach what they’ve learned to others. They are both UT Austin graduates and are putting their studio art degrees to use. They are part of an all female collaborative space known as Lavaca Studios in San Antonio, Texas. There they create, teach, and provide artistic resources to the community. Their work is inspired by their surroundings, personal experiences, and love of color. Never a duo to be put in a box their work ranges from printmaking, painting, illustration, murals, and installation work.

“We are proud to have a space where we can create and we want to share that with the community. We hope you enjoy our work as much as we enjoy bringing it to you.”

Visit their studio at
1103b S. Presa
San Antonio, Texas 78210