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(Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, b. 1975)

Mexican born, Canadian self-taught artist based in Ottawa, Canada

Drawer, Printmaker, Painter, Character & Logo Designer, illustrator, Children's Illustrator.

With more than 200 collective and solo exhibitions and 26 years of trajectory, 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, Republic of Macedonia, Argentina, China among others selected in more than 20 International biennials and held in both  private and public collections, including Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt), Novosibirk’s State Museum (Russia), and  the Museum of Arts of Queretaro (Mexico). She collaborate in the fist Mexican stop motion movie "Inzomnia" from director Karla Castañeda. 

In 1997  met recognized artist Jose Luis Cuevas who became her tutor and mentor. She lived  in Barcelona and attended the 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"  along with Sergio Garval, Humberto Baca, Juan Carlos Macias, Cornelio Garcia among others in Guadalajara.  

Director of Institute of Art and Culture of Tepic City, Mexico (2002-2005, 2011-2012) where she created, designed & developed cultural events, workshops, and programs as “Festival de las Animas” that still running nowadays., the first “Desfile de Catrinas” in downtown, “Espacios Culturales” in radio, “Festival de los Alebrijes”, “Origénes de Tepic” an exhibition of habitants old photos, “Jose Luis Cuevas Exhibition”, “Boda Huichola de Jose Luis Cuevas” among others.

In 2021  the Iconic Center of Contemporary Art Emilia Ortiz CAC in Tepic, Mexico paid her homage naming a Exhibition Hall Number one after her. 

She is Art Instructor in Ottawa School of Art  OSAO at Shenkman Art Center, rated as one of Top 10 Art Schools in Canada at the time volunteering with the Embassy of Mexico in Canada. 

 

Most recently, her youtube channel @irmadibujandolahistoria is a educational Art and Historic channel about remarcable artists and those who made history meanwhile drawing their portrait. 

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EXHIBITIONS, INTERVIEWS & CATALOGUES
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Centro Contemporaneo Emilia Ortiz
HOMAGE. EXHIBITION HALL No. 1  IRMA GUTIERREZ
IG_JEWERLY DESIGN
With Alejandro Gallo
Megana Interview
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Torre de los Grillos Printmaking Workshop
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INVITATION PARALELAS CONTEMPORANEAS
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Oscar Roman
INVITATION-ART-GALLERY-2017.HCHC
invitation MACAY
Invitation Ctzestochowa
Irma Gutierrez
Periódico El Informador Newspaper
Invitation Museo de Arte Queretaro
La Torre de los Grillos
Periódico Publico Newspaper
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OTTAWA ARTS COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP MONDAYS IN MAY
INTERVIEW CONSULATE OF MEXICO IN TORONTO
GALERIA OSCAR ROMAN
OPHELIA MAGANIZE
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OTTAWA ARTS COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP MONDAYS IN MAY
OTTAWA RECCULTURE. MEET THE ARTIST: IRMA GUTIERREZ
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CHARACTER DESIGN, LOGOTYPES (under construction)
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