Changarrito with Brandy: Instagram Takeover

Aug. 1, 2022

Aug. 1, 2022 @ 12:00 pm Aug. 31, 2022 @ 12:00 pm

Brandy González outside Mexic-Arte with the changarrito cart
Brandy’s “Creation” depicts a black woman, mother to us all, as this beacon of hope. She is shown bathed in a radiance birthing an even more radiant and powerful child.

About the Artist

Brandy González was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. González completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in drawing and a minor in sculpture from Southern Methodist University where she received the “Zelle Award” for outstanding artistic merit. She then taught art for eight years in the public school system during which she completed her Master’s of Art Education from Texas Tech University graduating with a 4.0 gpa in 2013. In May 2016, she completed her Master’s of Fine Art also from Texas Tech University majoring in printmaking with a secondary in painting. While attending TTU she received the “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” award and the “Horn Professors Graduate Achievement” award for her work in social activism through the arts. González was also selected for the inaugural print fellowship in Lubbock at the Charles Adams Studio Project, a local printshop in the arts district. There she taught printmaking classes to the community and was the print shop technician. 

González has been in numerous competitive national and international exhibitions. Her most recent competitive exhibition is Art in the Time of Corona.  A global art project showcasing artwork made during the pandemic organized by Dab Art Co. in Los Angeles, California. She is also currently showing at Light Art Space in Silver City, New Mexico as part of the Face Forward: Handmade Printmaking and Photography by Women of Color exhibition. You can also see her work online at as part of the exhibition, Examining the Intersection of Art, Human Rights, Social Justice and Environmental Issues. González is in museum and university collections, national and international. One of the most notable being the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, Illinois. She has also been the recipient of numerous awards and achievements. 

González was the art professor at Lassen College located in the beautiful rural town of Susanville in Northern California. Currently, she and her husband have moved back home to San Antonio, Texas to be closer to family as her first child turned 2 in October. She is the advanced art teacher at Clark High School and adjunct Professor at Northwest Vista College for Painting 1 & 2.

Changarrito cart July 20-21 and 27-28

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.

Brandy González featured her artwork on the Changarrito cart outside the Museum’s entrance on July 20-21 and 27-28, 2022.

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 on Thursday, August 18

You’re invited to Mexic-Arte Museum’s Changarrito Instagram Live event with artist Brandy González on Thursday, August 18th from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm CST 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. 

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