Changarrito with Cat Barrera

Aug. 4, 2020

Aug. 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm Aug. 31, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Cover image artwork: (Closeup) Cat Barrera, Emotional Surfer, Digital Art , 24″ x 24″, 2020

Cat Barrera, Lime Vinyl, Digital Art, 24″ x 24″ 2020
Nikki Diaz, Valle Olvidado, 2019, Acrylic on Canvas, 2’ x 3’

About the Artist

Cat Barrera is a 27 year Digital Pop Surrealist born in the Texas Hill Country. Daughter of Mexican immigrants, her travels between the US and Mexico have greatly influenced her spiritual beliefs by combining Catholicism with the occult and it’s influenced her vibrant color palette. Her love for anime and cartoons sparked her interest in drawing at a young age leading to painting and finally settling into the digital world of art. Currently, Cat has an associates degree in Graphic Design from Austin Community College and currently freelancing as an illustrator and self taught animator. Cat’s art has been used and displayed as poster art in various music venues throughout Austin where she currently resides.

Artist Statement

“My work explores the relationship between spirituality and mental health in the feminine realm. With influences as diverse as Japanese anime, pop surrealism, the occult, Texas fashion, and music, it reflects the journey into the spiritual realm as a means to cope with mental illness.”

Changarrito cart August 4 & 31

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.

Cat Barrera featured her artwork on the Changarrito cart outside the Museum’s entrance on August 4th and 31st, 2020.

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Mexic-Arte Museum

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