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ARTIST BIO

Brownsville based Chicana Scholar and Artist, Kimberly Sandoval, has been practicing art since 2014. Her primary mediums of work are oil painting, video art, and analog photography as different ways to explore her autohistoria-teoria. Her work is a glimpse into her life in Brownsville, TX. Having lived in Brownsville all her life, she has witnessed the sensationalism of the media when discussing her home and border life. She examines how she embodies and represents her home through her autohistoria. She fights, and speaks, for accurate representation of her LRGV. Her work goes beyond border media stereotypes and represents the life and experiences that occur around and within the Brownsville, South Texas borderlands. 

She has received her Bachelor of Art with a Visual Arts Concentration and Minors in Secondary School Mathematics and Biology in 2020 from UTRGV and Master of Fine Art in Visual Art with a 2D Studio Concentration and Mexican American Studies Certification in 2024, also, from UTRGV. She has exhibited her video artwork in a Video Art Festival, Re:Karya, in Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia in 2022 and 2023, and as part of a virtual gallery for CultureHub in New York, NY, in 2023. She spoke about Culturally Affirming Art Pedagogies at the Curriculum & Pedagogy Conference in State College, PA, in 2023, the TAEA 2023 Conference in Allen, TX, and the NAEA 2024 Conference in Minneapolis, MN. She also chaired a panel discussion and gave an artist talk, on said panel, at the College Art Association 112th conference in Chicago, IL, in 2024. 

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