Adriana Vazquez Ornelas is a visual artist always searching for new ways of expression. She was born in Monterrey, in the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico in 1976. After graduating from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon with a B.A. in Visual Arts and a Masters degree in Cultural Promotions, she participated in collective shows in Mexico, New York, Argentina and Italy with paintings, photography, animation and original video.
Since 1999, she has taught classes in Art Theory and History at several universities in Monterrey, as well as at various schools in New York. While living in Mexico, she spent a couple of years working as a cultural investigator for the government, comissioned to conduct and film interviews of people in their homes, which she then edited into short films. Since this experience, she has always strived to mix her art with the reality in which she is immersed, creating a style of pseudo-documentary which blurs the boundaries between art and reality, so that the viewer may question what is real and what is fiction.
From 2004-2005 she lived in New York through a grant from CONARTE Consejo Estatal para la Cultura y las Artes; which enabled her to document the life of a Mexican woman living in New York. The videos and photos from this project were part of an exhibition called MONSTRARE.
Currently she works mostly in New York City where she continues to develop her own work as well as this website, www.nodalart.com, an online platform to showcase contemporary artists of Northeast Mexico.