Changarrito Residency: BAT Printmaking Society

Oct. 1

Oct. 1 @ 8:00 am Oct. 31 @ 5:00 pm

About the Artist

Angelica Romo was born in Chicago and attended the University of Texas Permian Basin where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2020. She is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate at the University of Texas San Antonio as a multi-disciplinary artist. Her work encompasses media such as printmaking, photography, and New Media. Romo’s body of work expresses feminine rage and strives to raise awareness of femicide, domestic abuse and child abuse.

Andrea Izaguirre was born in Caracas, Venezuela,  in 2008 she moved to the US to
pursue her higher education and is currently an artist based out of San Antonio, Texas.
She graduated in 2011 from San Antonio Community College with an Associate Degree
in Digital Illustration Design and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) with a concentration in Printmaking.
Her body of work ranges from different methods of printmaking to leatherworking,
sewing and mixed media sculptures. She is currently in her third semester of an
internship at Democratizing Racial Justice where she is exploring the socio-economic
issues that affect her home country through the art of printmaking. During her time at
UTSA, Izaguirre has been involved with the Printmaking Society serving as president
from 2022-2023 and under her leadership the UTSA club has been part of group
exhibitions, portfolio exchanges and done events with local museums like the McNay’s
College Night. In 2023, Izaguirre displayed her work at the San Antonio Museum of Art’s La
Malinche: juried student exhibition, and at the 19 th  Annual Collegiate Juried Show at the
San Antonio Art League Museum. She was part of the BAT Printmaking Society’s group
exhibition at Dock Space Galley, and two of her prints were selected to be part of the
Texas Association of Schools of Art,  Artnovation, an online student exhibition. In
addition Izaguirre is the recipient of an Honorary Mention at the 39th Annual Juried
Student Exhibition at UTSA.

Claribel Olivas is a printmaker originally from Odessa, Texas. She is an MFA candidate
student enrolled at the University of Texas at San Antonio with a concentration in printmaking.
Currently, Claribel works as both a teaching and lab assistant in UTSA’s printmaking
program. She is also a graduate advisor for the BAT Printmaking Society, an extracurricular club
that provides students with exhibition and sale opportunities. Claribel’s work encompasses both
traditional printmaking and experimental work with textiles. The imagery in her work combines
amalgamated human/animal forms with decorative patterns and organic shapes. With these
surreal images she deals with themes of introspection and internal conflict that manifest
physically through the various visual motifs she employs.

Leticia “Leti” R. Molina is an artist who currently lives in San Antonio, Texas.
Being native to central Texas where art itself has a high presence; she takes heavy
influence from the surrounding art community to pursue in her art career.
She practices various forms of art not only by the cultural influence of being Frist
Generation Mexican American but as well as a way of coping through
creative expression throughout her life due to being born hard of hearing. Since not
being able to express interests and thoughts properly through oral translations at an
early age, expression through art has become a way of communication to others for her.
Molina’s art tends to show presence of Art Nouveau, Romanticism,
Abnormalities, Historical fashion, challenging norms, and traumas relating to Mexican
Heritage, but as well as defining admiration to the deepest roots of Mexican culture.
Along with compositions of figures and non-figures tending to follow with the right side
being more exposed than the left side to simulate how she must alter her posture and
majority of her life interactions to accommodate in regard to hearing the world around

Artist Statement

Angelica Romo: Angelica works with the abject theory of feminine rage and their relation to the abject woman. In her application Romo follows Barbara Creed’s criticism of the mythical patriarchal view that a “woman is terrifying not because she is castrated but because she castrates”. Underlining how the world interacts with the womb and its ability to menstruate being the source of women’s pain, trauma, and rage. These are the representations that make women, “the other”, “the abject”, simply because they menstruate. Women are invalidated by a society that questions their rage and trauma, but never questions if this is how villains are made. Women are standing up, fighting back, and taking their space.

Andrea Izaguerre: My work reflects a conversation between nature and the self, exploring topics of identity and culture through the intrinsic geometry and structure of plants and insects and their
metaphor and iconography. I want to convey the journey we embark on to become
artists from the low point of self-doubt to the highlight of creating work you are proud of,
something I struggle to balance life as an artist and a mother. I am inspired by the artists that came before me in my family, the architecture of nature and the way they are structured, combining their organic geometry with the meanings found in their symbolism I am hoping the viewer can recognize and identify with the idea of metamorphosis and what each of those stages represent in the life of the artist. This is a project that will continue to expand as I evolve as a person, artist, and mother.

Claribel Olivas: My work encompasses both traditional printmaking and experimental work with textiles.
Embracing the reproductive quality of techniques such as lithography and serigraphy allows me
to create a visual vocabulary that extends across my pieces. The recurring organic patterns and
shapes in my work create recognizable motifs. These visual motifs are often paired with
amalgamated human/animal forms. With this combination biomorphic design and form I explore
themes of introspection and internal conflict. These private sentiments often express themselves
“physically” in the form of intestine-like designs move freely across the composition.

Leticia Molina: Molina is currently studying at University of Texas at San Antonio to complete
her Bachelors of Fine Arts after transferring from Austin Community College where she
completed her Associates of Fine Arts. She hopes to continue her education to achieve a Masters of Fine Arts to further build her art portfolio and is currently working on pieces to
submit to future Art Exhibitions. Meanwhile during the process of completing her
Bachelors she aims to seek out and finish a Minor in Latin American Studies. Going
through this journey of completing her Undergraduate she has a drive to dabble into
occurring issues that are relating to Mexican Americans such as: insensitive cultural
appropriation, unhealthy cultural traits within the community, complex identity issues,
discrimination to those with physical and mental disabilities, and new perspectives on
coming to terms with death. Furthermore, showing evidence of in-depth research from
within the culture to make more healthy connections on where the roots of the culture
have begun and forming alleviation of being proud of the Latino Identity and its ties to
predecessors. Including creating an understanding of the past to find a form of
acknowledgment to have a base on where to grow, heal, what is to keep within the
present, leave behind as time goes on, and finding aid from the past to have comfort what
to believe in for the future.

Artists have the opportunity to sell their art on the Changarrito cart in front of the Museum (or an offsite location, as representative for the Museum during various Austin festivals). Changarreando expands the reach of the artist by presenting their gallery online, while allowing the option to sell merch over Instagram and receive 100% of the sale.

Artists from the BAT Printmaking society will be at the Mexic-Arte Museum featuring their artwork on the Changarrito cart right outside the Museum’s entrance on TBD dates

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates on original work available for purchase and behind the scenes of the artist’s work, space, and creative process.

Changarrito Instagram Live Interview – TBD

You’re invited to Mexic-Arte Museum’s Changarrito Instagram Live event with artists from BAT Printmaking Society, taking place virtually through the Museum’s Instagram account @mexic_arte! Isabel Servantez, Mexic-Arte Museum’s Curator of Exhibitions and Director Of Programs, will facilitate the virtual event with a series of questions directed at the artist including a Q&A taking place during the last 20 minutes of the event.