GABRIELA MONTERROSO

Monterroso is a contemporary figurative artist in Houston, Texas.  Working with oils, acrylics, pastels, and natural pigments, her core passion is creating two dimensional figures of women and horses. The two main themes in her work are deeply connected as she explores the insecurities of women and portrays the horse as an alter ego of power and confidence.  

 
 

GABRIELA MONTERROSO

Gabriela Monterroso is a contemporary figurative artist in Houston, Texas.  Working with oils, acrylics, pastels, and natural pigments, her core passion is creating two dimensional figures of women and horses. The two main themes in her work are deeply connected as she explores the insecurities of women and portrays the horse as an alter ego of power and confidence.  

Her studio practice is a part of Sawyer Yards, in the heart of Art District Houston—one of the biggest visual arts communities in the United States. Figurative artworks by Gabriela have found purchased homes in private collections and several have been selected to be part of  group exhibitions including the Visual Arts Alliance’s  (VAA) “37th Juried Exhibition” in 2020,  “Convergence”—the LAWAH exhibition at the Glassell of MFAH in 2019, and “Creatures”—a Kinder Morgan Exhibition in 2018.  As well, Gabriela was also a featured artist at the Latino Art Now! Conference in 2019, there her work was one of thirty-eight artworks featured in a city-wide billboard campaign in Houston. Guatemalan-born and raised, Monterroso is an active member of her local arts communities and is a founding member of the Latin American Women Artists in Houston (LAWAH) organization.