(Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, b. 1975)
Mexican born, Canadian self-taught artist based in Ottawa, CANADA
Painter, Drawer, Printmaker, Character Designer, Cartoonist and illustrator.
With more than 160 exhibitions and 20 years of experience, Irma studied Graphic Design at Universidad Iberoamericana Leon (1998). Her artwork has been shown in diverse Art Museums and Cultural Centres across Canada, Mexico, Egypt, Germany, France, England, Poland, Russia, Spain, Bulgaria, Italy, USA, Austria, Portugal, Rep. of Macedonia, Argentina, China among others.
She lived in Barcelona and attended the Llojta Advance School of Art and Design (LLOJTA), and several printmaking workshops in 2000. That same year she became a member of the Printmaking Workshop "La Torre de los Grillos" in Guadalajara. She had her first individual exhibition in Galeria Alejandro Gallo in Guadalajara, Mexico. Once she moved to Canada by her own, she toke part of different courses in iconic Art Institutions in Toronto, Haliburton and Trois Rivers, Quebec. Was after moved to Ottawa is when her bond with Nature and animals become stronger and the fantastic hybrid-monster-creatures inspired in Nature, Folktales, Myths, Memories, History, Antiques, Whispers, Shadows started taken a stronger definition and once likely human shapes fainted away. In her recent work Series, is notable the influence of illustration, character design and Graphic Design background.
Her artwork has been selected for more than 20 International biennials, and held is in both private and public collections, including Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt), Novosibirk’s State Museum (Russia), and the Museum of Arts of Queretaro (Mexico).
Associations: CARFAC, Ottawa Arts Council, Arts Network Ottawa