Nat Azúa

is a self-taught, multidisciplinary Chicanx/Salvadoran-American artist based in Houston.

Nat specializes in realistic portraits, contemporary Expressionism, and the avant-garde in traditional media. They occasionally work with digital media, as well as ceramic and found object sculptures. Artistic themes often explored include angst, gender, capitalism, and pop culture nostalgia.

While they began dabbling in drawings and painting at the age of 2, Nat's immersion in visual art primarily developed during high school. They have over 12 years of experience creating personal projects and commission-based work.

Nat's artwork has made many appearances throughout the country, but most notably, within the Texas art scene. They have had artworks published in various publications including Celebrating Art, Mollysoda’s blog, and EatSleepDraw. In 2012, their artwork was personally selected by Lady Gaga to appear in the V Magazine Spring 2013 issue.

Nat has shown art at Houston Art Car Parade, The Dr. Mari Jon Filla Art Exhibit, Sugar Land Town Square, Hardy and Nance Studios, The Art Museum of South Texas, and other various local art galleries around the Greater Houston area. They are currently working towards their BFA and apprenticing tattoo and piercing at a local parlor.

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Curriculum Vitae

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Education

2020               Houston Community College
2011               Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Awards

2021               The Orange Show, Houston Art Car Cartist's Choice

2021               The Orange Show, Houston Art Car Judge's Choice

2021               The Orange Show, Houston Art Car People's Choice 

2021               HCCS, Studio Art Excellence in Achievement 

2012               Drawn This Way, personally selected by Lady Gaga
2011               Celebrating Art, High Merit Entry Winner
2011               Visual Art Scholastic Event Regional Winner
2011               Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Award of Excellence Finalist
2010               Visual Art Scholastic Event State Winner
2010               Fort Bend County Fair Art Auction, 1st Place
2010               Mari Jon Filla Student Art Exhibit Committee Choice
2010               Visual Art Scholastic Event State Winner
2010               Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Award of Excellence

Exhibitions

2021               Houston Art Car Experience

2021               HCC Spring Virtual Student Exhibition

2021               Insomnia Gallery Love You to Death Online Art Show

2020               Insomnia Gallery For Lovers Only Art Show

2020               HCC Fall Virtual Student Exhibition

2020               HCC Spring Virtual Student Exhibition

2019               Insomnia Gallery 90s Art Show
2018               Hardy and Nance Studios Winter Show
2018               Insomnia Gallery Psychedelic 4/20 Art Show
2017               Warehouse Live Pancakes and Booze Art Show
2016               Art Museum of South Texas Fiesta de la Flor Exhibit

2011               Permanent mural, located inside of GBHS, Richmond, TX
2010               Sugar Land Town Square International Festival
2010               Houston World Series of Dog Shows Student Art Show
2002               Sugar Land Youth Art Month

Press

2021               The Buzz Magazines, Creating Hope Together: HCC Team Win Big at Houston Art Car Experience                                    

2021               Houstonia Magazine, Our 10 Favorite Cars at Art Car This Year

2015               mollysoda.tumblr.com

2015               KRIS 6 News, Art Museum creates historic Selena tribute

2013               EatSleepDraw.com
2013               V Magazine Spring 2013 Gaga Memorandum No. 6
2011               Celebrating Art Spring 2011 West Edition

2010               Fort Bend Herald