Gabriela Martinez was born in Tarimoro, Guanajuato, Mexico in 1995. She received her BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in Ceramics from Texas State University in 2018. Martinez has exhibited work at the Conduit Gallery in Dallas, the Texas State Galleries in San Marcos, as well as at the Historic Pearl Brewery in San Antonio, and the Rockport Center for the Arts. Martinez’ work explores the interplay between surface and form. Inspired by indigenous Mexican and Native American art, she carves patterning and lettering onto vessel forms. She currently lives and works in Houston, Texas.