I was born in Morelia, Mexico.
I am a proud dual citizen: Mexico and USA.
In 1997 I graduated as a graphic designer from Universidad Vasco de Quiroga in Morelia, Mexico.
In 1998 I was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study illustration in the USA. I finished my master's degree in fine arts (illustration) at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2000.
I have worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for newspapers, printing companies, advertising agencies, as well as lots of freelancing.
I currently dedicate most of my creative time to produce my personal work. I have been very fortunate to show my work in several galleries. These are some of them:
People's Gallery, Austin City Hall, Austin, TX
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, TX
Texas State University, Round Rock, TX
Art Space, Round Rock, TX
Austin Visual Arts Association, Austin, TX
Total Plaza Gallery, Houston, TX
Hunting Art Prize, Houston, TX
The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, Nassau Bay, TX
Betz Art Gallery, Houston, TX
Archway Gallery, Houston, TX
Museum of Printing History, Houston, TX
Winter Street Studios, Houston, TX
MSC Forsyth Center Galleries, Texas A&M University, Bryan, TX
Center for Contemporary Art, Baton Rouge, LA
Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX
Northline Gallery, Houston Community College
Mighty Fine Arts, Dallas, TX
Casa de la Cultura, Morelia, Mexico
I am also on facebook as Art by Marlene Llanes
Thank you for looking at my art!