Julieta Cahue, a multidisciplinary artist with a trajectory of more than 16 years, born in Gardenia, California 1981. Currently residing in the city of Houston.
Julieta grew up in Guanajuato, Mexico, and studied at Universidad La Salle, graduating with a double concentration in Fine Art and Graphic Design, which led her to debut as an artist exhibiting one of her pieces entitled “Mother Earth” this was published in the local newspaper A.M. in June of 2002.
She has participated in several individual and collective exhibitions in the United States and Mexico, including the Art 43 show, a demonstration of the local community’s solidarity with the families of the students missing in Ayotzinapa. The event set the tone for the ethos communicated by her work – inspiring a positive revision of how we view ourselves as collaborators for a common cause.
Progress is a concept that many of Julieta’s works are rooted in, and she admits that she feels most inspired to create while viewing society through a critical lens. “I use art to express many different ideologies: the influences on society, distribution of power, social relations and values… For me, making art is a commentary of nature, of society. It is a way of causing an impact on the way we have been instructed to live.”
She is committed to discovering the feats of local creatives, tuned in to the experiences the art scene offers. She is an exceptional sculptor and painter and valued by her contemporaries for her role as an activist as well.
Despite her global perspective, the aesthetic of her work in many ways reflects the culture of her upbringing. The influential use of color in Mexican art stand in Julieta’s work as well, like artifacts of the culture. Marrying traditional imagery with a modern, rebellious aesthetic grants her work a quality that resonates – it is familiar, yet at the same time a vessel for new ideas, a new interpretation of the world.
Her work has been exhibited in cities like Leon Gto. Mexico, Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Mcallen in the state of Texas.
Among some of her exhibitions are:
Art 43 Houston | Redbud Gallery
Houston, TX | 2015
The duality art show | Visionary Heights
Houston, TX | 2016
The 2nd annual Flower Show
Splendora Gardens, TX | 2018
Creators of the Community | MiM Museum
Leon Guanajuato, Mexico | 2018
Latino Art Now | Public work
Houston, TX | 2018-2019