February Changarrito Artist Interview: Hailey Marmolejo

Feb. 29

Feb. 29 @ 5:00 pm 6:00 pm

Envy/Shoot Myself, 11 x 14 Print
Changarrito Artist, Hailey Marmolejo

Changarrito Instagram Live Interview – 2/29 @5pm

You’re invited to Mexic-Arte Museum’s Changarrito Instagram Live event with artist Hailey Marmolejo, 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. 

About the Artist

Hailey Marmolejo was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, where her passion for art began to flourish from an early age. Pursuing her creative ambitions, she decided to major in Fine Arts and minor in Spanish at St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX, and worked as an intern at MexicArte Museum and La Peña Gallery.

Seeking new artistic perspectives, Hailey made a journey to study painting at the Universidad de Antonio de Nebrija in Madrid for one semester. Armed with her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Hailey made her way to New York City, where she continued to paint and engage in street art. Meanwhile, she also worked at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, immersing herself further in the art world.

In 2020 Hailey moved back to San Antonio and dedicated herself to her artistic practice full time. Hailey has produced murals all over the city of San Antonio, and her artworks have been exhibited at various galleries, museums and businesses in NYC, Texas and New Mexico.

Artist Statement

“My work is a testament to the spirit of the Tejana woman, and the beauty and strength of the landscape that she embodies. While the native flora, such as the agave and the nopal, are enchanting and elegant, they are also incredibly tough and resilient, able to survive in harsh environments. Similarly, my art captures the duality of these plants through her use of bright and vibrant colors mixing with bold, contrasting lines, resulting in artworks that are both delicate and fierce. Through my work, I showcase the complexities and contradictions of her own identity, and the South Texas landscape and culture that has shaped it.”