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

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

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

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

2015 Garcia, Yazmin M., "Artist Margarita Cabrera Works Through Challenges to Engage Communities on Social, Political Issues", Borderzine, December 2015

2014 Glentzer, Molly, "Provocative Show Examines Immigration", Houston Chronicle, May 2014