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Check out Jenny Aguirre’s Artwork

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jenny Aguirre.

Jenny, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I grew up in Los Angeles but now live in Long Beach. I am a first-generation Mexican-American female artist. I am part of the FA4 Collective initiated by a group of Cal State Long Beach Alumni. With a BA in Studio Art, Drawing and Painting from CSULB, I have studied in Italy and have been featured at the Brand 45 works on paper, Brand Library Art Gallery, Glendale, at the South Bay Focus 2016, Torrance Art Museum, at the Ganas De Existir exhibition, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, and most recently in 35 x35 Self and Identity at the General Consulate of Mexico in Los Angeles.

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I am a studio artist who specializes in abstract experimental design and installation. My background in fine arts and color theory enables me to create unique visual worlds. I love to create and explore through various mediums including canvas, collage on paper, photo, fabric, and wood. My desire to make colors dance, communicate and pop arises from a vision that is constantly challenging me to develop new ideas and to put those ideas into practice. My creative perseverance has been part of me since childhood. At the tender age of 10, I entered a district-wide art competition in Los Angeles and won. That perseverance continued into my adulthood and I decided to put myself through college, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Studio Art from California State University, Long Beach. My work has been featured in galleries throughout California, most notably at the Brand Library in Glendale, CA; Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA; Angels Gate Cultural Art Center, San Pedro, CA; The General Consulate of Mexico, Los Angeles, CA. My creative work is best reflected when my mind is at peace, a principle I make an effort to live out through yoga, meditation, and self-improvement. I am always looking for challenging projects, and most recently as creative director, I curate community art shows in Long Beach, CA.

What do you know now that you wished you had learned earlier?
One thing I have learned is that things do not have to be perfect for you to make art. Meaning, you need not have the perfect art studio or space. Adjust to your circumstances, and make art small if you have a small space, or make art with the medium you may have on hand. We sometimes make excuses not to work, and I know I have done that myself. Challenges in life sometimes help your art practice, allow them and use it for your development. Find a new way to keep making art.

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
I welcome you to support and find my work by visiting my website and following my social media profile. It’s important to support an artist you like and admire by attending their openings and seeing their work in person; it allows you to feel the artwork and meet the artist on a personal level, I hope to see some of you in future shows I may participate in.

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Image Credit:
Jenny Aguirre, Erik Garcia

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