Giselle Diaz | Raices
Lone Star Art Space and Credit Human Shanefield is honor to exhibit the works of Giselle Diaz | Raices
Exhibit is on view from May 21 – July 30, 2019 at Credit Human Shanefileld Ranch Financial Health Center, 7915 W. Loop 1604 N. #111, San Antonio, TX. 78254
An Artist Talk & Reception will be held on June 18, 2019. 5-7pm.
About the Artist.
Giselle Diaz was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Diaz resides in San Antonio, Texas. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History and Criticism from The University of Texas at San Antonio. Her work consists of memories acquired from her native island of Puerto Rico and the culture is her inspiration. Its’ beautiful landscapes, colors and scents are mirrored in most of Giselle’s paintings. She begins by taking photos of objects that she gravitates to and of places that she has traveled. The mixture of these images and memories are then poured over Giselle’s palette to create this unique blend of colors.
Currently, her work is part of the permanent art collection of The University of Texas at San Antonio. She has exhibited work in Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX; Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, Duran Art Gallery, Frost Bank Plaza Club, Debra Benditz Gallery, Centro de Artes, City of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX. Her paintings are in numerous private collections in San Antonio, TX; Boston, MA; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Bologna, Italy; and Paris, France.
Giselle works at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), Art Collection.
And about Giselle Diaz work:
Her art has been an important and delightful part of her life. She enjoys painting simple things in life, as landscapes, colorful fruit markets, and nature itself. Memories acquired from her native island of Puerto Rico and her culture is one of her inspirations. Other sources of inspiration derive from the thirty-six years residing in San Antonio, Texas and experiencing the traditions of the Mexican culture. Beautiful landscapes, colors and scents are mirrored in most of her paintings.
Her goals is to convey to the viewer the need to understand the important of appreciating life’s beautiful and simple things. She dose this by sharing her memories and reflecting on the sensory imagery of Puerto Rico, Europe, Texas and Mexico. It gives her great pleasure and satisfaction to discuss the thought process of her work, particularly on how her ideas and inspirations emerged.