Angella Holguin was born in México City in 1981. She has a degree on International Commerce, worked for several years in her profession; after a painful event, she started to draw and sculpt. She has studied drawing, painting techniques, clay figure sculpting, metal sculpture techniques, and was an apprentice at Workshop Rogelio Madero & David Madero Sculptors. Before her art career she worked as an International Manager, for System of Energy S.A. de C.V., in Saltillo, Coahuila, México. She has given painting classes for children, and was an assistant at the Workshop Rogelio Madero & David Madero Sculptors. In México, she has had solo exhibitions at “Fundación Carol Rolland”, “Museo de la Ciudad”, and “Museo del Calendario”; group exhibitions in “Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey”, “Salón De La Plástica Contemporánea Queretana”, and recently in “Centro Educativo y Cultural Manuel Gómez Morin”. She has a Masters Degree MFA Sculpture from the Academy of Art University, in San Francisco. In 2018 she was given a commission from the State of Querétaro, Mexico for a Public Scultpure called “Responsum”.
In 2019, Angella had her first solo overseas exhibition at Ida Medicis Gallery, Paris, France, a collective exhibition “Plástica Contemporánea Queretana” at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Querétaro, and a personal exhibition at Galería Libertad, which is one of the several cultural sites administered by the Instituto Queretano de la Cultura y las Artes del Gobierno del Estado de Querétaro.
She starts this year with the creation of her second public sculpture as a Government Commission for the Art Wine and Cheese Route in front of Freixenet Winery and an exhibition with French painter Delphine Piard in Paris, France.
She is a sculptor, with steel and stainless steel as her main media. Also works with wood, and for the moment she is experimenting metal with mixed media: clay, paper, bronze, stones, copper, and brass. She creates organic forms inspired by nature, like sea corals, cells, and leaves. She molds wood into smooth round shapes inspired by water. Most of her sculptures are asymmetrical, extending upward, enhancing the idea that the space they occupy is not fixed, but goes on portraying the flux of life. Her first foundry piece was a woman lying in a fetal position symbolizing a new starting point in her life; a rebirth. Her work has evolved from figurative representations into organic abstract forms, becoming the mirror of her deepest cyclical states of being. Reflecting the inner transformations she goes through, her work is her biography.