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Born in 1986, Chicana artist Verónica Kovats Sánchez earned her bachelor's in Art Studio at Sacramento State University in 2010 and currently resides in Sacramento, California.  Verónica has showcased her work in various group exhibitions all over California.  She has earned awards for several art competitions, including First Place in the Acrylics category at the 2012 Spring Art Show and Third Place in the Graphics category for the 2019 Small Works Art Show in Lodi, California.  She was featured in the Sacramento Bee in March 2020 for the Mues Hues All Women Art Exhibition.  Verónica has worked with youth and taught art classes for after-school programs in the Sacramento and Elk Grove School Districts and works with local artists to showcase various artists and art events.  She collaborated with project No Estás Sola_Emergencia based in Mexico and Holland, with musicians Vivir Quintana and SnowApple.  They used her art amongst various artists to create a music video for their song, "No estás sola, Llamadas de Emergencia." This project brings awareness to the Femicides and heightened domestic violence taking place in Mexico amid the pandemic.  She recently featured her work in the Chicana/Latina Studies: Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social for the Spring 2021 issue.  Verónica is very passionate about female empowerment and focuses on surreal and expressive images in her artwork. These eloquent portraits depict the depression and anxiety experienced throughout her life from racial microaggressions, body dysmorphia, self-love, and acceptance.  She has fueled those sentiments in her work by surrounding figures with flowers to depict an emotional state or feeling.  She loves working with oils, watercolor, ink, and digital mediums.  As an artist, she hopes that others can find a spiritual connection with her paintings.  

PRESS & INTERVIEWS

2021: Anti Police-Terror Project August Newsletter 

         Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS) 2021 Spring Issue, Exploring Anxiety and Depression Through Art: Growing, Thriving y Floreciendo

PODCASTS

2021: Art Everywhere Podcast, Episode 8

  

          MALCS Radio! Chicana/Latina Studies Podcast, Episode 35

            

2020:  Suspiro Tropical Radio, Season 1 Episode 4: Healing Through Art

EXHIBITIONS

Juried Shows:

2022:  Community Spirit, The Multicultural Arts Center, Merced, CA

2021: 3rd Annual 555 Special  Summer Online Art Competition, Light Space & Time Online Gallery, Jupiter, FL

2020: 10th Annual All Women Art Competition, Light Space & Time Online Gallery, Jupiter, FL

2019: 9th Annual All Women Art Competition, Light Space & Time Online Gallery, Jupiter, FL

2018: 58th Annual Spring Art Show, Lodi Community Art Center, Lodi, CA

2018: Figurative Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Gallery, Juniper, FL

2016: 56th Annual Spring Art Show, Lodi Community Art Center, Lodi, CA

2015: 55th Annual Spring Art Show, Lodi Community Art Center, Lodi, CA 

2014: 3rd Annual All Women Art Competition, Light Space & Time Online Gallery, Jupiter, FL

          Contemporary Woman, Chico Art Center, Chico, CA

2012: 42nd Annual Spring Art Show, Lodi Community Art Center, Lodi, CA

Solo Exhibitions:

2011: Gallery Spanglish Arte, Sacramento, CA

2011: Mondo Bizarro Cafe, Sacramento, CA

Group Exhibitions:

2022:  Artists in Collaboration: Sacramento Meets Silicon Valley, Angel's Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA

            Love is an Action: Amor en los Tiempos de Pandemia, Dia de la Mujer Art Exhibition, The FRONT Arte & Cultura,              San Ysidro, CA

2021:   Friendsgiving3rd Eye Gallery, Sacramento, CA

           Mixed Media Art ShowWashington Neighborhood Center, Sacramento, CA 

           Wounded Deer: Frida Kahlo Inspired Art Show3rd Eye Gallery, Sacramento, CA 

 

           In Bloom, 3rd Eye Gallery, Sacramento, CA

           Since We Last Spoke, 3rd Eye Gallery, Sacramento, CA

           Digital Art Show, Washington Neighborhood Center, Sacramento, CA

2020: Muse Hues: All Women Art Show, Washington Neighborhood Center, Sacramento, CA

            20/20 Vision , Rebel Galeria, Sacramento, CA

2019: Dia de los Muertos, Multicultural Art Center, Merced, CA

          American Me, The Latino Center of Art and Culture, Sacramento, CA

          Year One Love is a Verb, Elks Tower, Sacramento, CA

2018:  Amor Nunca Muere: Dia De Los Muertos, Love is a Verb Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2016:  Día de la Mujer Binational Exhibition, The Front Art Gallery, San Ysidro, CA

2015:  11th Annual Enero Zapatista Closing Show, Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego, CA
 

2015: 20 x 20 Art Show, Kennedy Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2014: 12 x 12 Art Show, Kennedy Gallery, Sacramento, CA

          10th Annual Enero Zapatista Closing Show, Centro Cultural de la Raza, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

2013: 9th Annual Enero Zapatista Closing Show, Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego, CA 

          Art of Women, Conservatory Dance Center, Sacramento, CA

2012: Constellations, Conservatory Dance Center, Sacramento, CA

2011: Gravity Culture and Wine Benefit to Empower At-Risk Youth, Clarksburg, CA

          Festival de la Familia, Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA

AWARDS

2019: 3rd Place, Floreciendo Siempre, Graphics category, Small Works Art Show, Lodi, CA

2018: Special Merit, In Awe, Figurative Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Gallery, Juniper, FL 

2016: People's Choice Award Sin La Mujer No Hay Revolución 56th Annual Spring Art Show, Lodi Community Art                      Center, Lodi, CA

2014: Special Merit, Body Electric, 3rd Annual All Women Art Competition, Light Space & Time Gallery, Juniper, FL

2012: 1st Place Mujeres Zapatistas, Acrylics category, 42nd Annual Lodi Spring Art Show, Lodi, CA