Exhibitions

2022 - Integral, Green Spaces, Denver, CO

2018 - SOLO EXHIBITION It’s Your Face: Masks of Trauma, Sunset Art Studios, Dallas, TX

2018 - Vignette Art Fair, The Women’s Museum, Dallas, TX

2018 - PEELINGS, Sunset Art Studio, Dallas, TX

2018 - HOMEGIRLS, Sour Grapes Studio, Dallas, TX

2018 - Super Women, Deep Vellum Book Store, Dallas, TX

2017 - Open Studio, Sour Grapes Studio, Dallas, TX

2013 - Making Connections, A Juried Exhibition of Alumni, MIAD, Milwaukee, WI

2013 - El Corazón, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX

2012 - Concrete Roses, Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Dallas, TX 

2012 - For the Love of Kettle, Kettle Art Gallery, Dallas, TX

2011 - I Tell Stories, An Intimate Place, Dallas, TX 

2010 - Discard, Part Time Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010 - Borders-Member Show, McKinney Ave Contemporary (MAC), Dallas, TX

2010 - Art 010, The Wine Therapist, Dallas, TX 

2010 - ARTISTS Vol. II, Icehouse Gallery, Dallas, TX 

2009 - Portfolio Review, Kettle Art Gallery, Dallas, TX 

2009 - Hecho en Dallas, Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, TX

2009 - Movements in Printmaking, Grava Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2008 - Night Vision: Printing Darkness, Col. Eugene E. Meyers Art Gallery, University of North Dakota, Fargo, ND

2008 - 35th Annual Juried Art Show, UWM Union Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2008 - Salacious Banter, Poetry Reading Series, Milwaukee, WI

2008 - MIAD Thesis Exhibition, Fourth Floor Raw Space, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI

2007 - Art Riot, The Social Restaurant and Bar, Milwaukee, WI

2006 - Día de los Muertos, Group Altar, Walkers Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI

Awards & Honors

2021 - Honorable Mention in The Ghost Story’s Supernatural Fiction Contest

2018 - Artist in Residence, Sunset Art Studio, Dallas, TX

2018 - Muralism Program, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX

2015 - UTD Travel Award to attend the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference in Minneapolis, MN

2014 - UTD Travel Award to attend the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference in Seattle, WA

2012 - Featured Artist on Imagen Latina Radio Program 990 AM, Dallas, TX, 

2008 - Selected to be artist in residence at The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, OR

2008 - Featured in Women of Milwaukee Hour, Poetry Marathon & Benefit, Woodland Pattern Book Center, Milwaukee, WI

2006 - Featured Poet, Redletter Reading Series, Woodland Pattern Book Center, Milwaukee,WI

2006 - Featured Poet, Educated Leading Lady Association (ELLA), University oaf Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2005 - Poet of the month for Women’s History Month, Lyrical Sanctuary, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Education

2015

MA Humanities

The University of Texas at Dallas

Thesis Stageplay: “Isle of Dogs,” and “The Woman Who Kills: An Introduction.”

2008

BFA Studio Art

Minor: Writing

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, 

Thesis Exhibition: “Pass Through My Body: Prints by Violet M Gutierrez.”    

Readings

2021 - Elegua, Lit Night, Chocolate Secrets, Dallas, TX

2014 - Café Latino, ALTA (American Literary Translators Association), Milwaukee, WI

2014 - Literary Translation and Creativity: Why the Aha! Moment Doesn’t Matter, Dallas Unitarian Universalist Creativity Talks, Dallas, TX

2008 - Thresholds, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design Student Union, Milwaukee, WI

2007 - Where are the Swells, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI

2006 - The Importance of Higher Education, Marquette University College Fair, Milwaukee, WI

2006 - Poetry and Spoken Word, United Community Center Alternative Middle School, Milwaukee, WI

2005 - Freshman Writing Workshop, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI

Presentations

2015 - The Big Rip, RAW (Research-Art-Writing), University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX

2014 - Bilingual Writing or Self Translation, AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs), Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA 

2014 - The Unreliable Narrator, RAW (Research-Art-Writing) University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX

Publications

The Ghost Story, 21st Century Ghost Stories, Vol II, “Elegua,” 2021

The Screamer, FIVE Annual Art Book, “Blood in Blood Out,” Austin, TX, 2011

The Screamer, 4OUR Annual Art Book, “Umbrella,” Austin, TX, 2010

Poetry from Page to Stage, Milwaukee Poets Chapbook, Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee, WI, 2006

Community Involvement

NFT Artist, LunarMaria, Dallas, TX, 2021-Present

Independent Podcast Creator, Adult Papers, Dallas, TX, 2020-2021

Fiction Editor, Reunion-The Dallas Review at the University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, 2014-2015

Art Editor, The Boiler-A Journal of New Literature, 2014

Monitor, Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Minneapolis, MN, 2015

Volunteer, Dallas Literary One Night Stand, Dallas, TX, 2014

Volunteer, Oak Cliff Film Festival, Dallas, TX, 2014

Donations Coordinator, Better World Book Drive, Sigma Lambda Gamma DFW Alumnae Association, Dallas, TX, 2014

Assistant to Director, Icehouse Gallery, Dallas, TX, 2010

Group Facilitator, Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, TX, 2010

Studio Teacher, Oak Cliff Art Crawl, Dallas, TX, 2010 

Volunteer, The Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX, 2010

Assistant to the Editor, CityGal Magazine, Milwaukee, WI, 2008

Tutor at Milwaukee Education Center, Milwaukee, WI, 2006

Languages

Spanish: read, write, and speak

Professional Memberships

Member of Dallas Women in Audio and Music, DWAM

Member of Association of Independents in Radio, AIRMedia

Member of Texas Vignette

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, University of Texas at Dallas Chapter 316

Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. DFW Alumnae Association 

Member of American Literary Translators Association, ALTA

Member of Association of Writers & Writing Programs, AWP

Skills & Certs

Adobe software: Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom

Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Blackboard

Texas Educator Certification, Career and Technical Education

Texas Educator Certification, Art K-12 

Texas Educator Certification, Bilingual Generalist-Spanish EC-4