NEW YORK, NY.- Jane Lombard Gallery
has announced their representation of Mexican born Texas based artist Margarita Cabrera. Following a successful solo booth at Untitled Art Miami Beach 2022, the artist will have her debut solo exhibition at the gallery in Spring 2024. Cabreras work is currently on view at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas; with forthcoming exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio; the Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado; and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.. We are pleased to welcome Cabrera to our roster of artists whose work further bolsters the gallerys mission to highlight important social and political issues of today.
A self-defined social practices artist, Margarita Cabreras work is often fueled by collaboration from community engagement in order to get a holistic view of social issues. Materials such as US Border Patrol uniform and cochineal-dye, are used, and transformed, to deliver a multi-tiered conversation on topics such as globalism, populism, and the migrant experience. Often in playful representation, such as a landscape of soft-sculpture potted desert plants with colorful embroidery, or mimicking parrots made from found border patrol uniforms, to collaged works on paper made with cochineal dye, Cabrera implores viewers to confront contentious topics by utilizing materials tied inextricably to the issue.
Margarita Cabrera was born in Monterrey, Mexico, and moved to El Paso, TX at the age of 10. She received an MFA from Hunter College in New York, NY. Cabrera is an assistant professor at the Arizona State University Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX; Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX; and the Wellin Museum of Art, Clinton, NY. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona; the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX; the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX; the Ford Foundation Gallery, New York, NY; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; the Sweeney Art Center for Contemporary Art at the University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA; the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Location; El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY; and El Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico.
In 2012 Cabrera was a Knight Artist in Residence at the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, NC. Cabrera was also a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, presenting a community public art sculpture commissioned by Lego at Discovery Green in Houston, Puentes Culturales. In May 2019, Cabrera unveiled her monumental, participatory public sculpture Árbol de la Vida: Memorias y Voces de la Tierra in San Antonio, Texas, and was named Texas Artist of the Year.