Margarita Cabrera: Collaborative Work presents sculpture, textile, watercolor and prints that highlight the artist’s work produced collectively. Currently, Cabrera is working on a public art piece commissioned by the San Antonio River Foundation, Arbol de la Vida: Voces de la Tierra near Mission Espada in San Antonio, Texas, which incorporates up to 700 participants. The massive public artwork is scheduled to be unveiled in October 2018, but Ruiz-Healy Art has correlating artworks from the project on display, along with some of the artist’s other community-centered projects.
Margarita Cabrera received an MFA from Hunter College in New York, NY. Cabrera is an assistant professor at the Arizona State University Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Her most recent exhibitions include a show entitled The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, at the New Orleans “Prospect 4” and The U.S.-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility” at the The Craft & Folk Art Museum.
Cabrera’s work has been included in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; the McNay Museum San Antonio; the Sweeney Art Center for Contemporary Art at the University of California, and El Museo del Barrio, NYC. In 2012, she was a recipient of the Knight Artist in Residence at the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, NC. Cabrera was also a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant.