Liliane Aylsa Avalos, born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, the very Southern tip of Texas.
With Mexico ten minutes away Tex-Mex is the first language.
My first exposure to art growing up was rich and gaudy Catholic imagery. Common superstitions, common sayings, stories, and slang.
526+ species of birds
325+ species of butterflies
Endangered:(Leopardus pardalis) Ocelot
Palm & mesquite trees, it is how I know I have reached home. Nopales are in abundance and there are agriculture crops as well as orchards/ groves from left to right. A deeply rooted hispanic heritage along with wildlife inhabits this land and is worth a Billion.
I mean... Isn't that what we're fighting for?
L.Avalos currently resides in Austin, Tx since 2010 gaining a new vocabulary, love, and understanding of Texas as well as the people who live in, on, and around it.
My art holds a distinct integration of family history. Mexican folklore and sculpture practices have a profound influence on creating a diverse range of works. Humor and nightmares weave their way into my South Texas Latina identity into the fold of conceptual investigations. The ability to convey a unique sense of self through heritage I hope influences many others to grapple with their identity.
Maturity and intellectual curiosity provide the means to make a contribution not only to the Hispanic Latino community but broaden prospective to be listened to and discussed.
EVERYTHING THE LIGHT TOUCHES
Paintings are primarily done in acrylic paint on canvas, wood panels and other experimental surfaces.
Sculptures are done with various paper Mache techniques, diverse sculpting clays, and found objects.