Ángela Gurría

Ángela Gurría is one of the most relevant sculptors for the Mexican art scene and universal culture, from the mid-20th century to the present day. His work is defined by a reflection of the material towards its conceptualization (stone, quarry, onyx, white or black marble, iron, bronze, aluminum, wood, clay, glass, among others) without completely reaching abstraction. This makes her a key figure for the transition from modern to contemporary sculpture.
First interested in literature, Ángela Gurría entered la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras of the Universidad Nacional de México in 1946.

The discovery of the musical rhythm of stonemasons working with stone led her to practice sculpture in a self-taught way, stimulated by teachers such as Justino Fernández. Later, she was a student of the renowned introducer of abstractionism in our country, Germán Cueto, at the University of the Americas since 1951. She completed her training in the foundry of Abraham González and the forge workshop of maestro Montiel Blancas during the 1950s.

 

From his first exhibition at the Diana Gallery (1959), criticism was favorable towards his work. It obtained special recognition with sculptures such as Espiral in the Exhibition of Contemporary Mexican Sculpture in 1960, Paloma and David in the I and II Biennial of Mexican Sculpture of 1962 and 1964. He won the first prize for Sculpture Integrated to Architecture in 1967 with La familia obrera, within the III Biennial of Sculpture. An experience that introduced her to large-format sculpture and led her to become a Mexican representative with her work Señales(1968) for the Friendship Route at the Mexico Olympics. Among his main works are Popular Toys in Toluca (1971-1973), Mexico, Monument to Mestizaje in Tijuana (1973-1974), Monument to the Deep Drainage Worker in Tenayuca, State of Mexico (1974-1975), Tribute to the Ceiba in Mexico City (1976-1977), Sculptural stained glass windows for the New Sanctuary of Guadalupe in Monterrey (1978-1981), The magical heart of Cutzamala in the State of Mexico (1985) and Tzompantli in the National Center of the Arts (1993).
She was a sculpture teacher at the Universidad Iberoamericana and the Universidad de las Américas during the 1960s. Member of the Academy of Arts since 1973. She is named Emeritus Creator of the National System of Art Creators in 1999. And she obtained the National Prize for Sciences and Arts in 2013.

 

Versión en EspañolWork

Caracol

2_4, acero, 2018, diámetro 40 cm. cm.

Caracol

P_A, Litografía, 2018, 55 X 65 cm.

Ceiba con pájaros

Hierro con nitrato de plata al fuego, 2019, 59 X 54 X 5 cm.

Géminis

Hierro con nitrato de plata al fuego, 2019, 50 X 52 X 5 cm.

Leo

Hierro con nitrato de plata al fuego, 2019, 52.5 X 60 X 5 cm.

Pez

Hierro con nitrato de plata al fuego, 2019, 50 X 42 X 5 cm.

Sirena de frente

Hierro, 2012, 190 X 195 x 40 cm.

Contacto

Av. Club de Golf Lomas Oeste 128.
Fracc. Lomas Country Club.
Huixquilucan, Estado de México.