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Gabriela Monterroso is a contemporary figurative artist in Houston, Texas. Working with oils, acrylics, pastels, and natural pigments, her work focuses in creating two dimensional figures of women and horses. The two main themes in her work are deeply connected as she explores the power of femininity and portrays the horse as an alter ego of power and confidence.  


Figurative artworks by Gabriela have been selected to be part of  group exhibitions including the Visual Arts Alliance’s  (VAA) “37th Juried Exhibition” in 2020,  “Withstand”—at the Holocaust Museum of Houston in 2021, and “The Glassell Connection”—at The Glassell, Museum of Fine Arts Houston in 2022.

Guatemalan born and raised, Monterroso is an active member and supporter of Houston’s art community.  She is a founding member of the Latin American Women Artists in Houston (LAWAH) and owner and founder of Monterroso Gallery, which showcases the works of emerging artists.


Monterroso’s professional background is Organizational Psychology and Spanish Translation. She is a painting Major from the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and her studio practice is a part of Sawyer Yards, in the heart of Art District Houston

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