About Angeles Salinas
Angeles Salinas, was born in Mexico City in 1972. She was trained at an early age by various artists, including the famous Mexican aquarellist Alfredo Güati Rojo. These teachings served as a foundation for what has become a passion and a professional path.
Angeles graduated with honors from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Graphic Design in 1996. Afterwards, Angeles worked as an account manager and designer for a graphic design studio, but continued with her painting practice on the side. During those years she participated in several solo and group exhibits.
In 2015, Angeles moved to San Antonio to pursue a degree in Fine Arts at UTSA. Her dual roles as student and part time single parent has been quite a challenge. She has been awarded several times for educational excellence with the James C. Elmore II Memorial Scholarship (2016), the President’s List (2017-2019), The Academy of Undergraduate Research Associates (2019), and the Wai Ching Lam Art Prize (2019). She has also participated in eight group exhibits in San Antonio, including: the 35th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, curated by Bill FitzGibbons, from the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at San Antonio, (March 2019), where she earned the Best in Show award. She also participated in the faculty-juried 2016 and 2017 Annual Students’ Exhibition, at Visual Art Center at San Antonio College.
Angeles’ long term goal is to become part of an artists’ collective that bridges the respective art communities of Texas and Mexico. She would like to help women of all ages feel empowered with her work. She considers that there are still not enough women artists in the art world, and she would like to contribute to their number with her work.