Verónica Castillo is an internationally acclaimed artist from Izúcar de Matamoros, Puebla, México. At a very young age, under the tutelage of her parents, renowned artists Don Alfonso Castillo Orta and Doña Soledad Martha Hernández Báez, she was exposed to the artistic technique of working in polychromatic ceramics, a tradition passed on from generation to generation. Verónica continues to build upon these traditions while focusing on contemporary issues of injustice and inequality. Her exhibits have achieved national and international recognition, from the Smithsonian in Washington DC to the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago to the Museo Amparo in Puebla, Mexico. In 2013, Verónica Castillo received the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship Award. She is the owner of E.V.A. (Ecos y Voces de Arte), a gallery on the Southside of San Antonio. Together with an international network of artists, E.V.A. offers the space and support for various forms of cultural art to thrive.
Galería Ecos y Voces del Arte
Founded in 2014 by Veronica Castillo, Galería E.V.A. offers and shares an inclusive space with cultural and diverse individuals. The gallery builds rapport through events such as art exhibits, cultural and folklore presentations, birthdays, and wedding celebrations. Galería E.V.A serves many purposes from personal to public showcases to a venue for public and private events. This space serves as an educational branch and support system for all artists and members of the community who visit by being a special place where ideas and dreams can flow freely. It’s our mission to ensure the arts remain strong. To create relationships as human beings with nature and the community through learning the art and experiences of others. We believe everyone needs an adequate space in which to share their art, and that space should support their visions and dreams. We also understand how important it is for the place to have a safe and welcoming environment, and that is what we strive to provide at E.V.A.
2022 San Antonio Arts & Culture Individual Artist Grant
2022 Texas Folklore Mentor & Apprenticeship Grant
2013 National Heritage Fellowship
Excelencia in Education, 2014-2015
2022 National Museum of the American Latino
2019 National Museum of Mexican Art
2021 La Peña, Austin Texas
2002 Fowler Museum at UCLA
2022 UCLA Fowler Museum