Alumni Artist-in-Residence
Margarita Cabrera

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Margarita Cabrera

Margarita Cabrera is a Mexican-American artist, activist, and organizer whose soft vinyl sculptures representing potted plants and automobiles address timely issues related to border relations, labor practices, and immigration. Turning crafts and their manufacture into a vehicle for social commentary, Cabrera draws on the community to help create collaborative works of art that are used as a platform to raise political and socio-cultural consciousness as a means for survival and empowerment for the Spanish-speaking immigrant community. Rather than limit her practice to address social problems, Cabrera prefers to generate solutions which can provide opportunities for cross-border economic equity. Cabrera has exhibited her work nationally and is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and Art- Pace Residency.

Artist Information

Residency Type Knight Alumni Artist-in-Residence

Currently Based El Paso, TX

Medium Ceramics, Mixed Media

Residency Dates Jan 16 — Jan 28 2012