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Staphany Garnica



The University of Texas at El Paso BFA in Painting


Garnica’s biggest motivation is her desire to understand the environment in which humans interact directly and indirectly. She is interested in the story that can be interpreted in a given space, which has deteriorated over time from daily activities of humans.

Currently, she is exploring unique ways to represent scenes and specific spaces, creating a sense of reality in a painting. She uses common symbols that represent the cultures in which she grew up- Mexico and the United States.

Her work has been exhibited in galleries in El Paso, Texas: 7 Paths to Beauty Gallery in Crossland, Century Gold Annual Art Exhibition 2014 (2nd place) in the Chamizal National Memorial, “UTEP Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition 2014 “(bestt in show) in the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at UTEP UTEP Student Exhibition 2013 at the International Museum of Art and an exhibition in the Glass Gallery at UTEP.




Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas in Mexico City


Sebastián (born Enrique Carbajal González) is a Mexican sculptor best known for his monumental works of steel and/or concrete in both Mexico and abroad. These include a number of “gate” sculptures such as the Gran Puerta a México in Matamoros, Tamaulipas but his most famous sculpture is the “Caballito” located in downtown Mexico City. His works are found in various cities outside of Mexico, such as Japan where two are now used as city symbols.
Since 1968, he has had over 120 individual exhibitions of his work in Mexico, Germany, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Spain, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Ireland, England, Portugal, Italy, Denmark, Canada, Finland, the US, France, Japan, Switzerland and Venezuela. His work has been shown in the main museums of Mexico including the Museo de Arte Moderno, the Palacio de Bellas Artes, the Museo Tamayo, the Museo de Ciencias y Artes of UNAM, the Palacio de Minería and the Museo de San Ildefonso in Mexico City.