“Provocative and beautiful, Zita Giraldo’s work carries a lamp of feminist inquiry into the shadowy corners of domestic life.”
— Elizabeth Gregory, Author of Ready: Why Women Are Embracing the New Later Motherhood
Visual artist Zita Giraldo was born in Monteria, Colombia and came to the U.S. in 1967 to study English as a Foreign Language at Michigan State University. In 1970 she completed her BA in Studio Art (Painting) and Art History at Oakland University, Michigan. She subsequently attended the École National des Beaux Arts in Paris, France. Zita has won numerous awards, including the ‘Texas Commission on the Arts’ in 1993. Her artwork has been exhibit and is collected around the globe. She is currently on the board of WiWLA (Women in the Visual and literary Arts) here in Houston, as well as Arte Publico Press and the ‘Friends of Women Studies’, both at the University of Houston.
|2011||Group Exhibit: Sor Juana y Su Cruz, Talento Bilingue de Houston, Houston TX.|
|2005||Group Exhibit: The Everybody Art Show Vine Street Studio, Houston, TX.|
|1993||Group Exhibit: Day of the Dead Lawndale Art and Performance Center, Houston, TX.|
|1993||Group Exhibit: Living with AIDS. Firehouse Gallery, Houston Women’s Caucus for Art, Houston, TX.|
|1993||Group Exhibit: Conception / Preconceptions – Images of Women’s Bodies. Firehouse Gallery, Houston Women’s Caucus for Art, Houston, TX.|
|1992||Group exhibit: Firehouse Gallery, Houston Women’s Caucus for Art, Houston, TX.|
|1990||Group exhibit: Institute for the Hispanic Culture, Houston, TX.|
|1989||Attended University of Houston, Houston, TX. Graduate courses in Painting.|
|1982||Trevor A. Lang is born.|
|1980||Julia C. Lang is born.|
|1978 – 80||Worked in visual merchandising. Bonwit Teller, Troy, MI.|
|1975 – 76||Attended Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI. Graduate courses in Painting and Art History.|
|1975||Received Honorable Mention in Visual Merchandising. National Competition,
House Beautiful Magazine.
Won a sex-discrimination landmark case in Ann Arbor, MI.
|1973 – 75||Worked as Visual Merchandise Assistant. Jacobson’s Store, Ann Arbor, MI.|
|1972||Third individual exhibit. Hotel Sinú, Montería, Colombia.
Fourth individual exhibit. Museo Nacional, Bogotá, Colombia.
|1971 – 72||Attended L’École Nat. Des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France. Painting and painting theory courses.
Studied French at the Sorbonne, Paris.
Second individual exhibit, Latin American House, Paris, France.
|1971||First individual exhibit Oakland University, Union Center.
First art student to exhibit her work individually at this university.
|1970||Resident Assistant in care of a dormitory floor of 56 students.|
|1970||Received prize for best painting in the Student Art Exhibit.|
|1968 – 71||Attended Oakland University, Rochester, MI.
Graduated with a B.A. degree in Painting and Art History.
|1967 – 68||Came to the United States.
Attended Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI.
Studied English as a Foreign Language.
|1961 – 66||Attended boarding school in Bogotá, Colombia.
Graduated from high school.
|1948||Born Zita Giraldo Garcia in Montería, Colombia, S. A.|