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Vanessa Gonzalez: Mi Casa es Your House

03/14/2019, 7:45 AM to 11:00 PM

Weekly on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday

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Vanessa Gonzalez is a printmaker, ceramicist, and bookmaker who regularly incorporates mixed media into her work. Born in Texas and raised in Mexico, Gonzalez was always exposed to Latinx art and culture, which inspired her to become passionate about its rich cultural traditions. She currently lives in Memphis, where she earned her MFA at Memphis College of Art and currently works as an elementary school art teacher at a local charter school. Her artwork has been exhibited not only in the United States but internationally as well, in Mexico, Australia, and Germany.

“Mi Casa es Your House” explores multiple factors of Gonzalez’s Mexican-American identity, celebrating and exploring her Mexican heritage and her acceptance of her dual citizenship status with iconic imagery, mixed with expressions of confusion regarding what is required to be part of a nation, an everyday struggle with immigration, assimilation, discrimination.

A public reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, March 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibition will run through April 10.

For more information, contact gallery director Cat Peña at (901) 321-3243 or — or visit