Veronica Huacuja

Veronica Huacuja

Mexico City, North America, Mexico

About Veronica Huacuja

My name is Veronica Huacuja (wu-a-koo-ha). I am a painter and an art coach (patreon.com/veronicahuacuja) that was born and lives in Mexico City.

The man and its precarious condition (temporality, decay, illness, pain...) is the central topic of my work. Some initial sources that I use are radiological medical studies done to sick, genderless, anonymous persons. I like to call the results of my work as “Human Landscapes”. By this category I mean to explore the carnal, temporal material that we humans are made from. 

My artistic influences are Mexican, American and European painters. My work has a strong influence on Francis Bacon’s oeuvre.

The pictorial currents of my work are figurative and abstract.

The mediums and techniques of my choice are oil, acrylic on canvas and/or paper.

Education

I am an Industrial Designer (1977-1981). As a student I took drawing classes, mostly oriented to represent massive products. During my lifetime I have participated in many workshops painting the human body.

I have been a drawing and a painting teacher as well.

Events

PAINTING COMPETITIONS
-Gallery: Light Space & Time
Competition: 9th Annual "Figurative" 2019 Art Exhibition
Special Recognition Award to the artwork " Bodies Study 63".
Year: 2019.

-Institutions: Roche Laboratories, National Council of Culture and Arts, through the National Institute of Fine Arts.
Competition: "The Art Line: Obesity".
Year: 1999.
My artistic work for this competition was selected for this exhibition throughout Mexican cities.

-Institution: Monterrey Museum, FEMSA.
Competition: IV FEMSA Monterrey Biennial.
Year: 1999.
My submitted artwork for this competition was selected.

Institution: National Institute of Fine Arts and the Museum of Modern Art (Mexico City).
Competition: II Biennial Johnnie Walker.
Year: 2000.
I was a participant in this competition.

-Institution: National Council for Culture and the Arts.
Competition: Festival of Video and Electronic Arts: VIDARTE.
Year: 1999.
My artistic work for this competition was selected in the category of Multimedia: "Sea and Desert".

-Institution: Grupo Reforma.
Competition: Fourth Art Exhibition.
Year: 2014.
I was a participant in this competition.

-Institution: Artist's Magazine.
Competition: Artist's Magazine Annual Art Competition 2018
Year: 2018.
Participant in this competition which results will get to know further on this year.

-Institution: Rufino Tamayo Museum.
Competition: Tamayo Biennial XVIII - 2017
Year: 2018
I was a participant in this competition.

-Institution: J.A. Monroy Foundation.
Competition: Biennial J.A. Monroy
Year: 2018.
Participant in this competition which results will get to know further on this year.

WORK DONATION
-Donation to the Patrimony Collection of the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit (1999-2000).
Artistic work: "Prosthesis II". Created: 2000 Media: Mixed on canvas. Dimensions: 64 by 68 cm.

PUBLICATIONS
- Catalog's Donation to the Patrimony Collection of the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit (1999-2000), "Generosity and compromise”.

-Institution: National Council for Culture and the Arts
Year: 1999. Book: "Homage to the pencil". Published by the Jose Luis Cuevas Museum, First Edition.

-Arts of Mexico (art magazine).
No. 51.
Year: May 2000 Edition.
An article was written by Guillermo Samperio: "Nothing and Flesh".

Mexico on Walls (magazine specialized in the art).
Volume 1, No. 1. "New painters in Mexico".
Year: 2000.

HUMAN FIGURE DRAWING CLASSES
-Institution: Universidad Anahuac.
Year: 1999.
I gave human figure drawing and painting classes to students of Graphic Design Degree, 3rd. Semester. Year: 1999.

Exhibitions

INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS
-Exhibition’s title: "Pathbreaker", International Contemporary Art Exhibition
Type of exhibition: Collective
Year: 2019
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- Place: Art Museum of SHCP
Exhibition’s title: “Generosity and compromise”
Type of exhibition: Collective.
Year: 2018-2019 (Dec-March)

- Place: Jose Luis Cuevas Museum (2000).
Exhibition’s title: "Human Meat Market" by Jose Luis Cuevas, Cesar Martinez and Veronica Huacuja.
Type of exhibition: Collective.
Year: 2000.

-Place: Gandhi Bookstores.
Type of exhibitions: Two collective and two individual exhibitions.
Years: From 1980 to 1982.

-Place: House of Culture of the State of Tabasco.
Exhibition’s title: "Nine lines".
Type of exhibition: Collective.
Year: 2000.

-Place: Universidad Anahuac.
Exhibition’s title: "The double look".
Type of exhibition: Individual.
Year: 2000.