Monica is the Founder of atxGALS & The Cathedral.
She is a natural-born artist who has been creating art since she can remember. She grew up in Monterrey, Mexico, where she absorbed the colorful culture that is reflected in her work today. She is known for her unique technique of rich color combinations, along the natural grains of wood. With it, Monica reminds us that there is beauty in even the simplest of things.
“We should embrace what we've been given in life, learn to work through our layers and imperfections, and transform into the best version of ourselves. True beauty lies in individuality.”
Today, Monica works as a full time Marketing Consultant and has been a part-time artist in Austin since she graduated college. Renting her first studio from Pump Project Art Complex allowed her to tap into the local art scene and meet many of the artists she works with today.
Monica’s background in marketing and events combined with her passion for helping create more exposure for women artists through untraditional and fun art exhibits was the core inspiration behind starting atxGALS , a local women artists collective.
Monica is also the vision and direction behind The Cathedral: a boutique event and co-working space in East Austin, and Creative Box Studios: an online platform that offers live online art workshops led by emerging women artists.