b. 1973 Monterrey, Mexico
Resides in El Paso, TX
Margarita Cabrera was born in Monterrey, Mexico and moved to El Paso, TX at the age of 10. Cabrera received an MFA from Hunter College in New York, NY. Creating sculptures made out of media ranging from steel, copper, wood, ceramics, and fabric, her work centers around social-political community issues including cultural identity, migration, violence, inclusivity, labor, and empowerment. Her most recent exhibitions include “Pop Departures” at the Seattle Art Museum and SITE Santa Fe in 2016. Her 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, Riverside, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, and El Museo del Barrio, NYC, LA County Museum of Art, CA. 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. Cabrera currently lives in Tempe, Arizona and teaches at Arizona State University.