Photo By Janet Swansen

Yolanda González was born into a family whose artistic heritage dates back to 1877. Her world is one of curiosity, demonstrating her love of people and their surroundings. González’s travels in different countries, the bonds forged with individuals in those places, and the resulting transformative experiences are reflected in her art and her life. She is known for her strong, bold brush strokes of color and texture, intent on evoking imagination and emotion.

González studied at the Pasadena Art Center College of Design after winning a painting competition that awarded her a scholarship to the prestigious school. This led her to Self-Help Graphics, an involvement that lasted for years and resulted in her being sent to Spain and Scotland as a representative for exhibitions in those countries. Over the years, she has exhibited her works in solo and group exhibitions across the United States, throughout Europe, and in South Africa.

In 1998, she was an artist in residence in Ginza, Japan followed by a similar stint in Assisi, Italy during 1999. Among the many museums that have shown her work are the Armand Hammer Museum, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, the Japanese American National Museum and the Diego Rivera Museum in México City. Though out the years González has taught at
Inner City Arts, Para Los Ninos, Plaza de La Raza, Crenshaw Christian Center, and MOCA


Russia, Japan, Scotland, France, Spain, Italy, Africa, Alaska and throughout the U.S.

Museum Exhibitions

Armand Hammer Museum | Temporary Contemporary Museum
Japanese American National Museum | Chicago Museum | Santa Monica Museum
Laguna Museum | Diego Rivera Museum | Latino Museum | Corpus Christi Museum

11 thoughts on “About

  1. Fantastic!!!! Love you…Love your Art. You are also one of the featured artist at La Plaza De Cultura Y Artes.

    • Jim Thank You !! I’m looking forward to future Events and Dialogues!! Love you and Damian as well…

  2. Love you, Yolanda! Every day that I walk into my home (which i call my art gallery), I am uplifted and regenerated when I look at my collection of art, which includes many pieces by you. Thank you for helping to make this world a more beauitufl place! ❤

  3. I am looking for “Portrait of Jennifer – 2006.” My daughter and I saw it at Nordstrom’s during a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. My daughter’s name is Jennifer and were hoping to find a copy. Thanks you in adance for your assistance. Olivia Abrams

  4. Yolanda, I have one of your pieces called “Metamorphsis of Being” that I got from Ginette Rondeau’s gallery a number of years ago. It’s 30″ x 48″ large. I love it! Do you have any background on this piece?

    • Tim Hello.. I apologize for the delay in responding. I am just getting back from huge Commissions. I just hired someone to take over… Yet this is me writing You back. Can You send a image please. The metamorphosis series are on exhibition in Museums in Mexico and in 2022 at the Museum of Latin America Art. Please do feel free to e mail me a image at yolandagonzalez.art@gmail.com

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