Monica De La Torre



University of Texas at El Paso – Double major in Graphic Design and Drawing


India ink on watercolor paper


Monica was born in El Paso, and was raised in Juarez. Despite being from a large family she considers herself a shy, reserved person. This duality in her personality translates into how she interprets themes in her art. These include comedic social commentary on Christianity and the Bible, as well as personal stories using animals- namely, pigs to represent the negative side of the narrative. She uses these symbols to begin to tell a story but leaves its true meaning unclear, allowing the viewer to think about what it could really mean.

This method of storytelling began to develop when one of her professors encouraged her to explore topics that were really relevant to her. This is where Monica was challenged to explore herself instead of just creating art for the sake of art. From this point, her passion was directed at depicting narratives with animal as religious symbols in surreal, colorful landscapes.


Amor Por Juarez Pop-up Gallery

Chalk the Block. El Paso Tx. Octubre 2013

Last Thursdays: Monica De La Torre Solo Exhibition

Hotel Camino Real, El Paso, TX Agosto 2013

Last Thursdays: Monica De La Torre Solo Exhibition

Hotel Camino Real, El Paso, TX Agosto 2013

Grand Opening

The Oak Tree Gallery, El Paso, Tx. Junio 2013

DO Art Biannual Student Show

Union Gallery, UTEP Diciembre 2012.

Departures: Ready for Take Off

Graphic Design Senior Exhibition, Glass Gallery, UTEP Diciembre 2012

17 Ojos Collective Art Show

The Glasbox, El Paso, Tx. Julio 2012

Rock, Paper, Scissors: An Exhibitions of Works by Advanced Drawing Students

Glass Gallery, UTEP Junio 2012

The 2012 Annual UTEP Art Exhibition

Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, UTEP Abril 2012

Wall Works III

Glass Gallery, UTEP Septiembre 2011

Printmaking Student Show

Glass Gallery, UTEP Mayo 2011