Margarita Cabrera

Exhibitions

Sewing Our Landscape, 2014, Talley Dunn Gallery

Biography

1973, Born in Monterrey, Mexico
Currently lives and works in El Paso, TX

Education

2001, MFA, Hunter College of the City University of New York, NY

1997, BFA, Hunter College of the City University of New York, NY

1994-95, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Grants And Awards

2013, American Institute of Architects Sustainable Assessment Design Team (SDAT). Selected artist to
work with architects, landscape architects, planners, elected officials and community, including
migrant farmworkers, in creating a cultural plan including site-specific art and design proposals for
Livingston, CA.

2008, ArtPace Residency, San Antonio, TX

2007, Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant

2000, Border Art Residency, La Union, NM

1997, International Exchange Residency, Academia of Minerva, Groningen, Netherlands

Solo Exhibitions

2017, Margarita Cabrera: Space in Between, Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

2016, Margarita Cabrera: Space in Between, Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden, Ottosen Gallery,
Phoenix, AZ

2015, Margarita Cabrera, City of El Paso, International Airport, El Paso, TX

2014, Sewing Our Landscape, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX

2014, Margarita Cabrera, Museum of Southwest, Midland, TX

2013, Brought Us with Me, Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, TX

2012, Mexico Albre la Boca, Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, TX

2011, Cotton Circles, California State University, Fresno, CA

2011, Space in Between, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem, NC

2011, Margarita Cabrera, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011, Margarita Cabrera, El Paso Museum if Art, El Paso, TX 9through 2013)

2011, Pulso y Martillo, Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, CA

2011, Performance: Pulso y Martillo, Feb 5

2011, Performance: Board of Directors, Mar 5

2010, Space in Between, Box 13 Artspace, Houston, TX

2008, Arbol de la Vida, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008, Arbol de la Vida, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY

2007, Margarita Cabrera, Fine silver Gallery, Houston, TX

2007, Margarita Cabrera, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006, Desert Dreams, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY

2005, Adair Margo Gallery, El Paso, TX

2004, VOCHO, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY

2004, Women and Their Work, Austin, TX

2003, Appliance: all tools must be kept ready for instant use, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY

2002, Dynamic Peripheries, Plan b Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

1999, Cazanovia, Cazanovia College, NY

Group Exhibitions

2017, The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, Prospect. 4, New Orleans, LA

2017, In Transit/ En Transito, co-curated by Kaitlin Murphy and Anita Huizar- Hernandez, UA Museum
of Art, Tucson, AZ

2017, The U.S.- Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility, Pacific Standard Time, Craft and
Folk Art Museum, Los Angles, CA

2017, This is Now, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX

2016, much wider than a  line, Santa Fe Sitelines, Santa Fe, NM

2016, Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

2016, Target: Texas - The Meaning of Mixed, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

2015, The Other Side: Mexican and Chinese Immigration to America, The Asia Society Texas 
Center, Houston, TX

2015,  Destination Unknown, Talley Dunn Galley, Dallas, Texas

2014, Sewing the Line, H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery at El Centro College, Dallas, TX

2014, Pop Departures, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2014, In Motion: Borders and Migrations, curated by Rebecca Maksym, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT

2014, Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, curated by E. Carmen Ramos, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

2014, The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America, curated by Nancy Tom and guest curated by Chip Tom, USC Pacific Asian Museum, Pasadena, CA

2014, Crosssection: Latino Artists in Texas, curated by Benito Huerta, Museum of African American Culture, Houston, TX

2014, Tiempo, Zoya Tommy Contemporary, Houston, TX

2013, Art at the Border: 21st Century Responses, curated by Kate Bonansigna, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM

2013, Spoken Threads: The Art of Craftivisim, curated Rose Viviano Artrage Gallery, Syracuse, NY

2013, Tejanos Contemporary Hispanic Artist of Texas, Longview Museum of fine Arts, Longview, TX

2013, Texas Biennial, Blue Star, San Antonio, TX

2013, III El Paso/ Cd. Juarez Biennial, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX

2013, III El Paso/ Cd. Juarez Biennal, El Museo de Arte en Cd. Juarez, Cd. Juarez Chihuahua Mexico
2013, The Violent Bear it Away: 12 Artists Respond to Violence, curated by Jeff Rau, Biola University Art Gallery, La Mirada, CA

2012, Mexicanism Through Artist's Eyes, William Patterson University, Wayne, NY

2012, Migration, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT

2012, Inquisitive Eyes: El Paso Art 1960-2012, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX

2012, Threading Needles, Walter Maciel Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2012, 8th International Fiber Biennial, Snyderman-Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2012, Testimonios 100 Years of Popular Expression, Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

2012, Chain Reaction: Artists Consider the Bicycles, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

2012, Mexicanismo Through Artist's Eyes, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

2012, Teasers: Selected Works from the Pizzuti Collection by Women Artists, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH

2011, New Image Sculpture, Curated by Rene Barilleaux, McNay Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2010, El Grito (The Cry for Independence), University of Arkansas at Little Rock, AR

2010, Critical Stitch, Mandeville Gallery at Union College, Schenectady, NY

2010, In Lieu of Unity, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX

2010, Ladies First, Art Palace, Houston, TX

2010, Ni Una Mas: The Juarez Murders, The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

2009, In Stitches, Curated by Beth DeWoody, Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York, NY

2009, Status Report, Curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, BRIC Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

2009, Fresh from Chelsea, University Galleries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2009, Season in Hell. One Muse Be Absolutely Modern, Rudolph Projects Artscan Gallery, Houston, TX

2009, State Fair, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island, NY

2009, The Chicana/O Biennial, MACLA, San Jose, CA

2008, Road Trip, Curated by Kristen Evangelista, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

2008, Modern Art. Modern Lives. Then+Now, Curated by Jim Housefield and Dana Friis-Hansen, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX

2008, A Declaration of Immigration, Curated by Cesareo Moreno, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL

2008, Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement, Curated by Howard Fox, Rita Gonzalez and Chon Noriega, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA. Traveling to Museuo Tamayo de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico; Museum Alameda, San Antonio, TX; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ; Museo de Arte Zapopan, Guadalajara, Mexico; El Museo del Barrio and Americas Society, New York, NY

2008, Eligible Traffic, Trinity University Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2008, Inlandia, Wignall Museum at Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

2008, Car Culture, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

2007, Collector's Choice III. Audacity in Art: Selected Works from Central Florida Collections, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Fl

2007, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2007, Trabajo Mexicano/ Mexican Work, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID

2007, Nexus Texas, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

2007, Arthouse Texas Prize 2007, Arthouse, Austin, TX

2007, Sonatube, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

2007, The Border in Painting, Sculpture, and Photography, Adair Margo Gallery, El Paso, TX

2007, Sister Cities: Testing Boundaries, Curated by Christian J Gerstheimer, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX

2007, Margarita Cabrera and Billy Hassell, Curated by Benito Huerta, The Gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington, TX

2006, Fontera 450+, Curated by Rosalinda Gonzalez, The Station Museum, Houston, TX

2006, Texas 100, Selections from the El Paso Museum of Art Part 2, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX

2006, Explorations, Explorations, Curated by Edward Cella, Edward Cella + Architecture (ECAA), Santa Barbara, CA

2006, Prevailing Climate, Curated by Gabrielle Bryers, Macy's, New York, NY

2006, gimme shelter, Curated by Megan Riley in a house designed by Mike Latham, Shelter Island Heights, New York, NY

2006, Moved by the Machine: Art Inspired by the Automobile, Curated by Josephine Shea, Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA

2006, Welcome Home, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY

2006, As Good As Your Next Gig, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2004, I-10, Houston to LA, McClain Gallery, Houston, TX

2004, Cleanliness, Curated by Adam Frank, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY

2004, Domicile, Curated by Jim O'Donnell and Mike Sweeney, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA

2004, Twang: Contemporary Sculpture from Texas (catalogue), Organized by C. Sean Horton, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX

2004, Domestic Odyssey (catalogue), Curated by Joanne Northrup, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

2004, Borderlands, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX

2003, Blanc, Curated by Odalis Valdivieso, Mexican Institute of Culture, Washington D.C.: Design District, Miami, FL

2003, Piece of Work: Fiber and Multiples, Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, TX

2003, CORPORAL: Contemporary Women Artists from Latin America, Curated by Giannina Dwin Schmidt Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

2003, Critical Consumption, Curated by Jonathan Allen, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2002, The S-Files, El Museo Del Barrio, New York, NY

2002, It's a Glamorous Life, The Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX

2002, Mix Series Wall Power, The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, TX

2001, Two to Tango, Times Square Gallery, New York, NY

2000, Paperveins Biennial 2000, HERE Art, New York, NY

2000, Weight as Real, House Gallery, Long Island City, NY

1999, War, Artists Bulletin Board, Postmasters, New York, NY

1999, Staff Show, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

1998, Par Avion, Hunter College, New York, NY

1997, BFA Exhibition, Hunter College, New York, NY

1997, Young Artists Exhibition, New World Art Center, New York, NY

Art at the Border: 21st Century Responses, curated by Kate Bonansigna, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM
Spoken Threads: The Art of Craftivisim, curated Rose Viviano Artrage Gallery, Syracuse, NY
Tejanos Contemporary Hispanic Artist of Texas, Longview Museum of fine Arts, Longview, TX
Texas Biennial, Blue Star, San Antonio, TX
III El Paso/ Cd. Juarez Biennial, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX
III El Paso/ Cd. Juarez Biennal, El Museo de Arte en Cd. Juarez, Cd. Juarez Chihuahua Mexico
The Violent Bear it Away: 12 Artists Respond to Violence, curated by Jeff Rau, Biola University Art Gallery, La Mirada, CA

Press

2018 Durón, Maximilíano, "Searching for the In-Between: Margarita Cabrera's Collaborative Art Thinks Beyond Borders," ARTNEWS, June 8.
Dupuis, Julia, "Margarita Cabrera: Breaking Down Borders With a Needle and Thread," Hamilton College News, March 7.
2017 Bradshaw, Kelsey, "40-Foot-tall sculpture near Mission Espada now under construction," my San Antonio, April 5.
2016 Higgins, Tim. “Allentown Art Museum Show,” The Morning Call, June, 22.
Colpitt, Frances. “Margarita Cabrera,” Art in America, March.
2015

Garcia, Yazmin M., "Artist Margarita Cabrera Works Through Challenges to Engage Communities on Social, Political Issues", Borderzine, December.
Rich, Sarah. “Pop Departures,” ARTFORUM, September.
Ramos, Carmen E, Tomas Ybarra-Fausto , “Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art”, Smithsonian Museum Co published with D. Gales Ltd, April.
Figueroa, Lorena, “Hopes for Juarez peace take wing in artwork”, El Paso Times, El Paso, TX January 3.

2014 Glentzer, Molly, "Provocative Show Examines Immigration", Houston Chronicle, May.
2013 Davidson, Jane Chin, “Affirmative Precarity: Ai Weiwei and Margarita Cabrera”, Journal of Visual Culture 2013, April 5.
Bonansinga, Kate, “Curating at the Edge: Artist Respond to the US/Mexico Border”, Univeristy of Texas Press.
“Maestros Tejanos: Margarita Cabrera at the Dallas Latino Cultural Center”, examiner.com March 11.
2012 Ibel, Rebecca, “Teasers Selected Works from the Pizzuti Collection by Women Artist”, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH.
El Paso Museum of Art, “Desert Modern and Beyond: El Paso Art 1960-2012”.       
van Rizin, Jeanne Claire ”Ambitious art project to grace Mexican-American Cultural Center,” Austin American-Statesman, July 21.
2011 Jaime, Kristian. “A Spitting Image” Examiner.com: February 23.
Bennet, Steve. “Artist raised questions with everyday items” Express-news My San Antonio.com: Feb 18.
Rojas, Olga. “La Immigracion a travez del arte”, La Prensa en Linea.com: Feb 10.
PE News. “Margarita Cabrera: Pulso y Martillo (Pulse and Hammer,” The Press-Enterprise.com: Feb 3.
“Margarita Cabrera: Pulso y Martillo (Pulse and Hammer”, Artweek.LA: Jan 28.
2010 Johnson, Ken. “Art Review ‘Phantom Sightings’: They’re Chicanos and Artists. But Is Their Art Chicano?” The New York Times: April 10.
Fresh from Chelsea: 21 Young NYC Artists from the Lisa and Robert Feldman Collection: Orlando: University of Central Florida
2009 Sunday Arts. Thirteen/WNET, New York. November 29.
In Stitches. New York: Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Group: 26.
Colpitt, Frances, Kirstie Skinner and Jennifer Davy. Material Culture, Fort Worth: The Art
Galleries at Texas Christian University
2008 Gant, Michael S. “Drive, They Said.” Metro Silicon Valley , October 1-7: 59.
Bradshaw, Julia. “The Unexpected in Travel, Wonderful and Otherwise.”   ARTSHIFT SanJose.com, December 22.
Geha, Katie. “Where Are We Going? Artists Address the Issues of the 21 st Century.”…might be good , Issue #106, September 19.
Mizota, Sharon. “Phantom Sightings. Los Angeles County Museum of Art.” ARTnews, November: 174.
Kotz, Liz. “Phantom Sightings: Art After The Chicano Movement.” Modern Painters, September: 109.
Buckley, Annie. “Critics’ Picks: Margarita Cabrera.” Artforum.com, July 9.
Knight, Christopher. “Phantom Sightings at LACMA.” Los Angeles Times.
Gurza, Agustin. “Chicano Art, beyond rebellion.” Los Angeles Times.
Goddard, Dan R. “Finding inspiration for art on the border.” San Antonio Express News, March 23: Section H.
Gonzalez, Rita, Howard N. Fox, and Chon A. Noriega. Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement. California: Los Angeles County Museum of Art and University of California Press: 39, 41, 66, 68, 85-86, 120-23; Figs. 84, 104-5, 120, 121, 122, 123, 234.
Davies, Stacy. “Culture Clashing” in Inland Empire Weekly.
Lindenberger, Laura A. “New Works 08.1: Margarita Cabrera, Regina Jose Galindo, Rodney McMillian.” fluentcollab.org
2007

Noriega, Chon A. “El Paso” in Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, Vol 33, No. 1, Spring: 1 – 2.
Artists’s Communique in Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, Vol 33, No. 1, Spring: 197 – 202.
“Goings on About Town,” The New Yorker, March 10: 37.
Scott, Sue. “Audacity in Art” in Audacity in Art: Collector’s Choice III. Selected Works from Central Florida Collections. Florida: Orlando Museum of Art: 9, Fig. 4.
C. Cobos, Casie. “Weaving Lines and Borders into Art” in El Paso Magazine, November: 62 – 65.
Arthouse Texas Prize 2007. Published for xhibition at Arthouse, Austin, TX: 33-41.
“Texas art nexus of attention at CAMH.” Greater Houston Weekly: August 1. Schulze, Troy. “The Eyes of Texas: Lone Star artists are a breed of their own.” Houston Press, August 16 – 22: 26.
Schulze, Troy. “State of the Art.” Houston Press, September 6-12: 46.
“Calendar Top Ten. ” Houston, September: 36.
van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire. “Eyes on the prize.” Austin American Statesman: October 13.
“Texas art nexus of attention at CAMH.” Greater Houston Weekly, August 1: 4AA.
Johnson, Patricia C. “A state of mind.” Houston Chronicle, August 8: E3.
Goldsmith, Meredith. “Two Women Sculptures.” Glasstire, July, 2007.
Woodard, Joset. “Assignment: you tube.” Scene, July 27 – August 2: 6.
Spaid, Sue. “The Work of Art in the Age of Femmage Triage” in Handmaking, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
Dormant, Linda. “The Handmaking.” Art Matters, June: 25.
Newhall, Edith. “Art that borrows from craft.” Philly.com, April 20. Buckley, Annie. “Margarita Cabrera.” Artillery, Volume 1, No. 5, May.
Handwerker, Margo. “Frontera 45+.” ARTLIES, Spring: 112.

Schulze, Troy. “State of the Art.” Houston Press, September 6-12: 46.
“Calendar Top Ten. ” Houston, September: 36.
van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire. “Eyes on the prize.” Austin American Statesman: October 13.
“Texas art nexus of attention at CAMH.” Greater Houston Weekly, August 1: 4AA.
Johnson, Patricia C. “A state of mind.” Houston Chronicle, August 8: E3.
Goldsmith, Meredith. “Two Women Sculptures.” Glasstire, July, 2007.
Woodard, Joset. “Assignment: you tube.” Scene, July 27 – August 2: 6.
Spaid, Sue. “The Work of Art in the Age of Femmage Triage” in Handmaking, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
Dormant, Linda. “The Handmaking.” Art Matters, June: 25.
Newhall, Edith. “Art that borrows from craft.” Philly.com, April 20. Buckley, Annie. “Margarita Cabrera.” Artillery, Volume 1, No. 5, May.
Handwerker, Margo. “Frontera 45+.” ARTLIES, Spring: 112.
Hymes, Sarah. “Margarita Cabrera and Billy Hassell at The Gallery at UTA.” Glasstire, February
Aukeman, Anastasia. “Margarita Cabrera at Sara Meltzer.” Art in America , January: 140.

2006 Rosenberg, Karen. “Show and Tell: Margarita Cabrera.” New York Magazine , 8 May: 72.
2005 Kley, Elisabeth. “Margarita Cabrera.” ARTNews , March.
2004 Robinson, Walter. “Miami Heat.” Artnet, 3-10 December. www.artnet.com
van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire. “Paths diverge in Mexican art shows.” Austin American- Statesman, 17 October.
Sullivan, James. “A love affair with appliances only keeps us in the kitchen.” San Francisco Chronicle, 25 March.
Grant, Michael S. “House Unbound.” Metro, 17-24 March.
Nothrup, JoAnne. Domestic Odyssey. San Jose: San Jose Museum of Art, CA.
Horton, C. Sean. Twang: Contemporary Art from Texas. Beaumont: Art Museum of Southeast Texas.
Self, Bernadette, Sedillos. “Border influences artist to create vinyl VW Beetle” El Paso Times, Tuesday, September 7
Sullivan, James. “A love affair with appliances only keeps us in the kitchen,” San Francisco Chronicle, March 25, 2004.
Grant, Michael S. “House Unbound,” Metro, March 17-24.
Nothrup, JoAnne. Domestic Odyssey, San Jose Museum of Art, CA.
2003 Cotter, Holland. Critical Consumption, The New York Times, March 7.
Cotter, Holland. The S Files, The New York Times, January 17.
2002 Popeson, Pamela A. El Museo’s Bienal 2002, NY Arts.
2002 (S) Files, the biennial of El Museo Del Barrio, Absolutearts.
The (S) Files 2002, El Museo del Barrio, New York. (catalogue)
Randall, Teri T., Sculpture Elicits Look at Border Issues: Margarita Cabrera’s art straddles the Rio Grande, Pasatiempo, April 19-25.
Rodriguez, Francesca. North of the Border, Santa Fe Reporter, April 17- 23.
Rodriguez, Francesca. Interview with Margarita Cabrera, Dynamic Peripheries , The Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe.
Margarita Cabrera: Dynamic Peripheries, THE, Magazine of the Arts , April.
Shamly, Erica. The Latina Experience Begets Unclassifiable Originiality, Artlies, Fall.