Xóchitl Cristina Gil-Higuchi

Fluent:  English and Spanish   

 SeleCt Exhibitions (*Solo, **2-Person)

Ephemeral Art Project, New York Restoration Project, Swindlers Cove, New York, New York
  Celebrations: Women in the Heights, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Gallery, New York, New York.  Curated by Andrea Arroyo.
Restraining Order: The Art of Self-Control,
The Center for Advanced Hindsight, Durham, North Carolina. Curated by Artistically Irrational
Losing Count – Perdiendo la Cuenta: Exposición Internacional de Arte por la Paz en México,
26th Annual Culture Festival of Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico. Organized by Transcultural Matrix Project
  Women in the Heights - Intersections, Northern Manhattan Art Alliance Gallery,New York, New York. Curated by Andrea Arroyo
2011 Contemporary Forum Award Winners, Phoenix Museum of Art, Phoenix, Arizona- Juried Exhibit
  Lehman Downtown, Westbeth Gallery. New York, New York
2010 SACRILAGE! Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego, California - Invitational, curator Brent Beltran
  The Art of Fashion Pop-Up exhibit, juried by Intermix Gallery, Carnival, New York, New York
  Pequeñitos Raices Taller.  Tucson, Arizona
2009   *Ours and Days Rancho Linda Vista Gallery, Oracle, Arizona
  **On Uniforms and Shooting Stars Contreras Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
  Deportation Nation: Visual Migrations  Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego, California
  Monsoon, Raices Taller Tucson, Arizona
  Mujeres Raices Taller Tucson, Arizona
2008  Small Works, Big Ideas Dinnerware Artspace.  Tucson, Arizona

Presencia en Tucson Shane House Gallery in conjunction with N.A.L.A.C. Regional Conference, Tucson, Arizona

  Mujeres, Mujeres, Mujeres Raices Taller 222, Tucson, Arizona
  RLV 40th Anniversary Exhibit Rancho Linda Vista Gallery, Oracle, Arizona
2007 Graphic Impression –Impresiones Graficas ArtCulture Partnership Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
  Los Hilos – Small Works Raices Taller 222, Tucson, Arizona
2006 Self Help Graphics and Art  El Museo de Jose Luis Cuevas.  Mexico City, Mexico
  *Espacios Creados – Created Spaces The Shane House Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
  Latina/o works on Paper: Recent Art from the U.S. Southwest Arizona State University, Kerr Cultural Center, Tempe,  Arizona
  Room for the Dead: 6th Annual Día de los Muertos Festival Exhibit Arizona State University, Museum of Anthropology, Tempe, Arizona
  Mitos y Leyendas Raices Taller 222, Tucson, Arizona
  Teaching Artists Showcase  Tucson Museum of Art, Education Building, Tucson, Arizona
  Raices: Convergence, Rancho Linda Vista Gallery, Oracle, Arizona

Triumph of Our Communities: Mexican American Artists in Arizona Tempe City Hall Gallery, Tempe  Arizona

2004 *Elements, Johrei Center, Tucson, Arizona
  **Musing, Rancho Linda Vista Gallery, Oracle, Arizona
2003  Dia De Los Muertos: A Southwest Celebration, Tohono Chul Park Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
  Latina/o Art Auction and Symposia, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
2001 San Valentine Nuestra Tierra, Half Moon Bay, California
  *Xochitl Cristina Gil: Art Walk Arts District Partnership Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
  A Selection From the Collection of Xicanindio Phoenix Community Center, Phoenix, Arizona
  XI Annual Day of the Dead Exhibit Raices Taller 222, Tucson, Arizona
2000 *Laughter and Forgetting Raices Taller 222, Tucson, Arizona
  Los Descendientes: Tucson’s 225th Birthday Celebration Tucson Community Center. Tucson, Arizona
  A Sexual Perspective Raices Taller 222, Tucson, Arizona
1999 Chicano Retrospective Port of San Diego, San Diego, California
  Verde, Blanco, y Rojo Raices Taller 222, Tucson, Arizona
1998 Dia De Los Muertos Exhibition José Galvez Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
  Raices Revisted, Tucson-Pima Arts Council, Tucson, Arizona
1997  Small Works Y Piqueñitos Tubac Cener for the Arts, Tubac, Arizona.
  Cuentos del Barrio Tucson-Pima Arts Council, Tucson, Arizona.
  Death, A Roundtrip Ticket Central Arts Collective, Tucson, Arizona
  Missions, Shrines and Holy Places, Tohono Chul Park Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
1996  La Mujer Y El Sida, José Galvez Photography and Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
  Si Pero…, Universidad de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
1995 Seis Raices Nuevas, José Galvez Photography and Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
Honors & Awards
2010 Contemporary Forum Award Recipient Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
  Modern Street Car Unique Stop, Public Art  Tucson, Arizona
  Artists of Color, Professional Development Grant Tucson Pima Arts Council, Tucson, Arizona
  Honorable Mention Celebración Artística de las Américas (CALA) Poster Competition, sponsored by Metro Phoenix Partnership for Arts and Culture (MPAC). Phoenix Metro Area, Arizona
2008 Professional Development Grant  Arizona Commission on the Arts
2006  Basic Mini-grant.  Tucson-Pima Arts Council.  Tucson, Arizona
2005 Artist Residency  Auspices of Lynne Murguia. New York, New Yor
1999 Guest Artist Self-Help Graphics.  Invitational, Los Angeles, California
  Special Recognition for Artistic Contribution to the Community,  Office of the Governor, Arizona.
1998 Guest Artist Self-Help Graphics & Xicanindio. Invitational, Los Angeles, California
  Professional Development Grant  Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix, Arizona.
  Travel Grant  Tucson-Pima Arts Council, Tucson, Arizona. 

Arizona Atelier at Self-Help Graphics.  Invitational, Los Angeles, California

2008  Regan, Margaret, “Women on the Move”, Arts, Tucson Weekly, June 26, 2008.
  “Xochitl Gil-Higuchi goes for pure painting in a Van Gogh-ish untitled oil on canvas. A bug's-eye view of a thicket, it's a dense forest of flower stems painted all in blue.”
2004 Candelaria, Cordelia Chávez, ed. Encyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture, Greenwood Press, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 2004.  p. 462.
2003 Keller, Gary, ed.  Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art, Arizona State University, Bilingual Press, Tempe, Arizona, 2003.
  “At times reminiscent of the early works of Chagall, Gil’s work is as haunting as it is resplendent.”  Joaquín Alvarado, pp. V, I: 270-273, 307.
2000 *Lowe-Bailey, Charlotte, “Arts,” Arizona Daily Star, April 28, 2000.
  Her greens make us think of Lorca; her surreal moments make us want more.”
  Vanderpool, Tim, “City Week,” Tucson Weekly, April 6 – April 12, 2000.
1999 Rodríguez, Isauro, “Sigue Sus Corazonadas Para Cumplir Sus Metas,”  Aguila, September 22, 1999.  
1998 Campos, Mariel, “Llenan Sus Ratos de Ocio con Creatividad,” Aguila, July 16-22, 1998.
1995 *Eilers, Michael, “Gallery Gathers ‘Seis Raices Nuevas’,” Arizona Daily Wildcat, September 14, 1995.
  Borrowing from surrealist and impressionistic imagery, yet wholly her own, Gil’s paintings point towards a very bright future.”
Donald Davidson Library, Department of Special Collections - Library CEMA, University Libraries/UCSB, University of California, Santa Barbara, California
Gilberto Cardenas Norte Dame, ID.
Hispanic Research Center Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Self-Help Graphics Los Angeles, CA.

Stephen Baldwin Los Angeles, CA
XicanIndio Arts, Inc. Mesa, AZ.
2002 Lecture, University of Arizona, Fibers Department, Tucson, Arizona
2000 Interview, “Arizona Illustrated,” KUAT-TV, Tucson, Arizona
  Interview, “Reflexciones,” KUAT-TV, Tucson, Arizona
1999 Interview, “Reflexciones,” KUAT-TV, Tucson, Arizona
1998 Interview, “Ayer Hoy Mañana,” KOLD-TV, Tucson, Arizona
  Interview, “Reflexciones,” KUAT-TV, Tucson, Arizona
2010-11  Contemporary Forum, Phoenix Museum of Art, Phoenix, Arizona
2005-2008   Arizona Arts Roster, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Visual Arts section
1998-present Founding & Associate Member.  Raices Taller 222 Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
National Association for Latino Arts & Culture (NALAC), Leadership Initiative Training, San Antonio, Texas. 2007
Artist Internship, Sheila Divine, Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico. 1997     
B.F.A., cum Laude, in Studio Art, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. 1996

Study Abroad Program, Universidad de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico.




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