PAINTER - digital illustrator - muralist
Liliane Avalos is a contemporary visual artist, an acrylic and watercolor painter, digital illustrator, muralist, and model. She was born and raised in Weslaco, Texas, USA and has resided in Bali, Indonesia, SE Asia since 2018.
In 2012 she earned her Bachelors in Fine Art with a concentration in Painting from Texas State University of San Marcos.
Her Hispanic cultural heritage has always manifested its way into her work through vibrant colors, sentimental portraits of family and friends, and ongoing self evolving exploration of symbolism and allegories to help tell her own visual narrative in a playful manor.
Liliane is heavily influenced by the medieval Latin Christian theory and practice of reflection on mortality, Memento Mori. Merged with the Latin American holiday “Dia de los Muertos”, the Day of the Dead celebrates the lives of the deceased. Through her art she acknowledges death as an unfearful natural part of the human experience, a continuum with birth, childhood, and growing up. The subject matter may be heavy for some, but the optimistic and energetic colors offer a more hopeful way to “look on the bright side”.
Although she no longer lives in the Rio Grande Valley she still recognizes her roots and will always return to her hometown to enjoy an authentic Mexican meal and homemade salsa at her grandma Lola's.