Presented by Escalante Elementary Art Gallery and Framework Arts.
Veronica Perez is a Mexican/Chicana artist that uses her experiences, identity and ancestry as forms of strength and creativity. She was raised in California and Utah by her Mexican parents. When she moved to Utah, Veronica felt alone and disconnected from her culture. As a young adult, Veronica began to learn more about her ancestors and traditions, a process she continues today. Her art is a way to share what she learns with others who feel similarly or want to connect to their family roots.
The pieces shared in this exhibit are a personal glimpse into her visions. They offer representations of indigenous pasts, present-day issues and future concerns which often go unaddressed. Through her work, Veronica aims to highlight the dignity, resilience and voices of people. Each piece is created as a reminder that art is a form of empowerment, activism and education.
Veronica is a resident of the Salt Lake’s West Side and has contributed to various community murals around the Fairpark neighborhood.
"These artworks are my voice, and I hope they encourage you to use your voice too."