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Meet Julieta Cahue of Cahue Art in Southwest

Today we’d like to introduce you to Julieta Cahue.

Julieta, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I’ve been an artist since I remember, some of my family members are professional artists in Mexico, which influence me. When I was 18, the time to enroll for college I was living in Leon Gto Mexico. The place that I was raised in, I deiced by then I wanted to follow my dreams of becoming a professional artist, I choose the Graphic Design and Fine Arts career from which I graduated and obtained my bachelor’s in April 2005.

Since then, I have been working and developing my career in the arts and graphic design, building myself as a multidisciplinary artist with a strong influence on my Hispanic roots but also embracing the diversity of Houston city that I moved in 2006.

My work has been exhibited in cities like Leon Gto. Mexico, Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Mcallen in the state of Texas.

Among some of her exhibitions are:

Art 43 Houston | Redbud Gallery
Houston, TX | 2015

The duality art show | Visionary Heights
Houston, TX | 2016

The 2nd annual Flower Show
Splendora Gardens, TX | 2018

Creators of the Community | MiM Museum
Leon Guanajuato, Mexico | 2018

Latino Art Now | Public work
Houston, TX | 2018-2019

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I think it’s never a smooth road, but that’s what makes life interesting and challenging.

It was hard when I first came to the United States even tho I was born in California and have the advantages of citizenship you have to face the differences in culture, language, etc. Also building a career and becoming a mother at the same time wasn’t easy.

Please tell us more about your art.
Progress is a concept that many of my works are rooted in, and I feel most inspired to create while viewing society through a critical lens. “I use art to express many different ideologies: the influences on society, distribution of power, social relations and values… For me, making art is a commentary of nature, of society. It is a way of causing an impact on the way we have been instructed to live.”

I am committed to discovering the feats of local creatives, tuned in to the experiences the art scene offers. I’m a sculptor, painter and activist as well.

Despite my global perspective, the aesthetic of my work in many ways reflects the culture of my upbringing. The influential use of color in Mexican art stand in my work as well, like artifacts of the culture.

Marrying traditional imagery with a modern, rebellious aesthetic grant my work a quality that resonates – it is familiar, yet at the same time a vessel for new ideas, a new interpretation of the world.

What were you like growing up?
Very Artistic, perfectionist and the best in my class always. I wanted all 🙂 .

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