About Yolanda Gonzalez

Yolanda González is a Los Angeles artist from a family of art-makers dating 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 reflections of her art and life. She is known for her passionate, bold brushstrokes of color and texture, intent on evoking imagination and emotion. Currently, you can see more of her work at -- Yolanda González: Sueño de Familia | Dream of Family, Vincent Price Art Museum, Monterey Park, California is currently on exhibit November 16, 2019, through March 14, 2020. Among the museums that have shown her work include: Armand Hammer Museum, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, the Japanese American National Museum, and the Diego Rivera Museum in México City. Throughout the years, González has taught at Inner-City Arts, Para Los Ninos, Plaza de La Raza, Crenshaw Christian Center, and MOCA. Yolanda Gonzalez has exhibited her work in Japan, Russia, Scotland, France, Spain, Italy, South Africa, throughout the U.S. and Mexico.

Exhibition at The Musee d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux France

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Work of Art by Yolanda Gonzalez at the musée d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux, on an exhibition project that we will be presented 2014 , in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of Los Angeles.
Part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of LA/Bordeaux as sister cities, the musée d’Aquitaine will present, from June, 27th until October, 26th 2014, around 100 paintings and silkscreen prints, mostly from the Cheech Marin Collection.

The selection will present 3 of Gonzalez’s works owned by Cheech Marin : Portrait of Diana with Sunglasses, 2007, La Infanta I, 2011, and Cuernos en Negro y Cuernos en Blanco con Rojo, 2011.
But additionally, Cheech Marin has recommended two additional works to be loaned from Gonzalez’s Collection “Portrait of Marissa in Blue Dress” and “Sueno de Jennifer”, both from 2011.

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“Sueno de Jennifer”

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“Marissa in Blue Dress”

CHICANITAS: SMALL PAINTINGS FROM THE CHEECH MARIN COLLECTION

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Perhaps best known for his work as an actor, director, and half of the comedy duo Cheech and Chong, Cheech Marin has collected Chicano art for the last 25 years. During this time he has built a renowned collection and organized exhibitions that have traveled across the United States. MCASD visitors might remember Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge, an exhibition featuring works from Marin’s collection that traveled to the Museum in 2004. Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection presents works by established figures such as John Valadez, Leo Limón, Patssi Valdez and Yolanda Gonzalez, as well as younger emerging artists such as Jari “Werc” Álvarez, Ana Teresa Fernández, and Sonia Romero. Each of the works in the exhibition takes the format of approximately 16 inches square or smaller and depicts subjects of a personal nature—familiar landscapes, notions of cultural heritage, familial relationships, and social community. In Chicanitas Marin has drawn together a rich variety of works that express the complex texture of Chicano experience.
Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 through Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at MCASD Downtown, Jacobs Building

Monday Jan 13,2014 / 2:00pm
A CURATOR’S PERSPECTIVE : CHICANITAS
Join Assistant Curator Elizabeth Rooklidge for a gallery walk through of Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection.

Chicanitas presents works by established figures such as John Valadez, Leo Limón, Patssi Valdez and Yolanda Gonzalez, as well as younger emerging artists such as Jari “Werc” Álvarez, Ana Teresa Fernández, and Sonia Romero. This program is free with paid Museum admission.

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Holiday Reindeers at Westfield Century City 2013

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Reindeers painted by Los Angeles artists will be on display around Westfield Century City and Century Park through the holiday season. https://www.charitybuzz.com/support/2285

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Sneak Peek Yolanda Gonzalez Reindeer 2013 “A walk in the forest of Creativity II”

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Mario Lopez with Reindeer

Natasha Marin Portrait Ceramic Vase

Cheech and Natasha Marin have been collecting my works of Art for several years now.
I was honored when I was commissioned to create a portrait of Natasha.
The Marin’s have several Artists that they Collect, so when I was asked I was so excited!!
The “Natasha Marin” portrait was then presented in a article for the American Art Collector Magazine.

Natasha is branding a line of Art, Jewelry and Clothing. Natasha Marin The collaboration is born!
Natasha Commissioned a line of Ceramic Vases with her portrait on them.
It was exciting to create these vases!

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Limited edition Ceramic Vases created with Natasha Marin Portrait

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The unveiling of the Ceramics

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A great Collaboration! Thank You Natasha… We are working on our next 2014 collaboration!!

Chicanitas:Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection Livestream

Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection officially opens April 22 in Staniar Gallery at Washington and Lee University. The exhibit looks fantastic and I couldn’t be more pleased. Mr. Marin will be speaking about the collection April 22 at 5:30 pm (EST) in Washington and Lee’s Concert Hall. For those of you who are unable to attend, the event will be streamed live on line using the following link:
https://new.livestream.com/wlu/cheech-marin

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Cheech Marin talking about Yolanda Gonzalez work of Art, “Marissa in Green Sweater”

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SMMOA Painting with Kim McCarty

Santa Monica Museum of Art

Kim McCarty Paints with Yolanda Gonzalez
Saturday April 13, 3:00 pm-4:00pm

Kim McCarty Artist has kindly invited Artists to paint with her..
I am quite excited and wanted to share this event with you.

Bergamot Station G1, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404 310.586.6488 info@smmoa.org

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Kim McCarty (Watercolors) SMMOA April 6-April 20, 2013

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Yolanda Gonzalez (Watercolor)

Admission
Suggested Donation:
$5 General Admission
$3 Artists, Students, Seniors / Free for SMMOA Members
Santa Monica Museum of Art

Coagula Exhibition

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Curated by Mat Gleason

Featured artists: Abel Alejandre, Vicki Barkley, Sharon Bell, Lili Bernard, Wini Brewer, Mike Vegas Dommermuth, Val Echavarria, Carol Es, Ruben Esparza, Roni Feldman, Yolanda Gonzalez, Jerk, Karen Karlsson, Vito Lorusso, Stevie Love, Michael Maas, Rosalind McGary, Antonio Mendoza, Stephanie Mercado, Joe O’Neill, Joshua Petker, Stuart Rapeport, Leigh Salgado, Joan Sebastian, Gina Stepaniuk, Audrey Stommes, Mike Street, Sharon Suhovy, Tim Youd

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Quetzal wins Grammy…. I’m honored to hand paint Martha Gonzalez’s dress!

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Quetzal… are one of my favorite Artists/ Musicians! I received a message from Martha Gonzalez lead singer requesting I paint on a dress for the Grammy’s. I suggested Rebecca Moreno from Goldsmith Klein . Rebecca is incredible at her designs and a long time friend. There were a few fittings at my studio. I found myself Friday night looking at a dress that was to be worn on Sunday at the Grammys! Think of it as a canvas, I kept thinking!

I painted with thoughts of Martha a Artist I admire more than words can describe.
I consider Quetzal …shaman, healers, and soul shakers.

When I presented Martha the dress at my studio Sat I realized how important this collaboration
was. It brought tears to my eyes when I saw how much she loved it. Martha is also wearing the Jewelry designs of “El Maestro” Sergio Flores.

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Art transforms the energy of this earth! Thank you Martha for the opportunity to share in your magic!

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Holiday Reindeer at Westfield Century City

Musings on the culture of keeping up appearances
Century City celebrates holidays with colorful reindeer

Reindeer painted by Los Angeles artists will be on display around Westfield Century City and Century Park through the holiday season. (Ingenthron/Chai )

By Susan Denley
November 21, 2012

Colorful handpainted reindeer in a variety of unique patterns deck out Westfield Century City this holiday season, thanks to theReindeer Project. Eleven acrylic deer were painted by artists including Aaron Axelrod (who designed two reindeer), Couto Brothers, Yolanda González, Man One, Greg Miller, Max Neutra, Marilinda Rivera, Analia Saban, Johnny Taylor and Robert Vargas. The 12th deer was painted by Inner-City Arts students.

Four reindeer were sold at an auction last week, and the others may be bid on through Dec. 10 on CharityBuzz.com, with proceeds benefiting Inner-City Arts, a nonprofit arts education organization for disadvantaged youngsters. Bids start at $1,000 and rise in $200 increments.

All of the deer are to remain on display at the mall and nearby Century Park through Jan. 1. The mall is at 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles.

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Exhibitions Y Platica

 
CORRIDOR GALLERY
 
WORD
 
SEPTEMBER 9-OCTOBER 28,2012
Artists Reception Sunday, September 9th
4-6pm
 
334 Grand Ave
Brooklyn NY, 11238
 
 1(718)230-5002
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LA Plaza de Cultura Y Artes
Presents
 
Art in Progress: An evening with Yolanda Gonzalez
 
501 North Main Street, Los Angeles Ca 90012
 
Thursday September 13, 2012
7-9pm
 
 
 
 
 
Explore the process behind the art! Join us for a night of art and conversation with artist Yolanda González and a spirited Q & A session led by community activist, Vice President of MALDEF, and collector of Chicano art, David Damien Figueroa.

La Tienda, the cultural store at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, features González’s original, hand painted canvas wallets, hand painted acrylics on silkscreen, and a large selection of greeting cards for sale. Purchase some of these unique items during your visit!

About the artist: Known for her strong, bold brush strokes of color and texture, González’s artwork evokes imagination and emotion. Her work has been exhibited in museums including the UCLA Hammer Museum, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and the Diego Rivera Museum in México City.

 
 


Latina Leaders & Icons: The David Damian Figueroa Collection

 Wednesday, October 3, 2012

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

CSRC Library – 144 Haines Hall

 

Latina Leaders & Icons is an exhibition at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Library that highlights the contributions of women to Chicana/o and Latina/o history, art, and culture. As David Damian Figueroa began to conceptualize this exhibit, it became apparent to him that because many works in his collection reflect the lives and contributions of numerous women in our community, the exhibit could also serve as a tribute to the amazing Latina women who have influenced and inspired his own activist and artistic career. This exhibition draws from Mr. Figueroa’s personal art collection as well as his archival collection housed at the CSRC Library. The exhibition runs September 15, 2012 – October 15, 2012.

 UCLAChicanoStudiesResearchCenter

193 Haines Hall  Box 951544  Los Angeles, CA 90095-1544
(310) 206-6052   (310) 206-1784 Fax
lguerra@chicano.ucla.edu
www.chicano.ucla.edu