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Ashley Tristán, also known as Moonhowler Press, was born and raised in Laredo, TX along the Texas/Mexico frontera. She received her BFA in Studio Art at the University of Texas at Austin in 2014. The main focus of her work revolves around the Mexican-American/Latino lifestyle as seen through her childhood and growing up, how her culture has become an important part of her identity as an artist, and portraying her struggle with anxiety and disassociation. Accessibility and affordability play a huge part in the way that Moonhowler Press functions to help bridge the gap between the art work and common folk.

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2019

02/1&2 - PRINTAUSTIN Presents: The Printmaker’s Ball & PrintExpo – Austin, TX
02/12 – La Peńa Presents: Latino Artists In Printmaking – Austin, TX
05/11-12 & 18-19 – La Peña Presents: OESTE 4 – West Austin Studio Tour (#313) – Austin, TX

2018

01/05-29 - CREATIVE CREATURES: In the Style of Wes Anderson - Act II, San Antonio, TX
01/19-02/10 – PRINTAUSTIN Trade Portfolio, Invenio @ Canopy, Austin, TX
01/26 – The Tejano Civil Rights Museum Presents: Tejano Chicano Group Exhibit, Corpus Christi, TX
01/30 – Brownsville Museum of Fine Art: Bi-National Exhibition – Brownsville, TX
02/02-26 – CREATIVE CREATURES: The Broken Hearts Club – San Antonio, TX
02/07 – 6th Annual Birds of the Bush Art Contest – Laredo Center for the Arts, Laredo, TX
03/10 – PRINTAUSTIN Presents: PrintExpo – Canopy/Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX
03/02-26 - CREATIVE CREATURES: ARTFLIX (A Netflix Originals Inspired Art Show) – San Antonio, TX
03/10 – La Peña Presents: Inspiring Women – A Collective Art Exhibition in Celebration of International Women's Day – Austin, TX
04/06 – Como La Flor - A Selena Inspired Art Exhibit, Laredo Center for the Arts, Laredo, TX
05/12-13 & 19-20 – La Peña Presents: OESTE 3 – West Austin Studio Tour (#189) – Austin, TX
05/13-07/19 – Laredo Community College Annual Juried Art Exhibit – Martha Fenstermaker Memorial Visual Arts Gallery, Laredo, TX
05/26 – Viva Printmaking! – Tejano Civil Rights Museum, Grossman House – Corpus Christi, TX
06/08 – Tejano-Chicano Group Exhibit – Laredo Center for the Arts, Laredo, TX
07/13 – Sketchbook Presents: PLAY Series 3, Tactile, Toy Themed Art Show – Laredo Center for the Arts, Laredo, TX
10/04 – Sketchbomb Presents: Phantasmagoria 3 – A Paranormal Art Exhibit – Laredo Center for the Arts, Laredo, TX
10/27 – La Peńa Presents: Dia de los Muertos – Austin, TX

2017

01/20-02/09 - PrintAustin, The Exchange Portfolio – Flatbed Press. Austin, TX
02/11 – PRINTAUSTIN Presents: PrintExpo – Museum of the Human Achievement/Canopy, Austin, TX
07/13 – Sketchbomb Presents: Play Series 2, Toy Theme Art Show – Laredo Center for the Arts – Laredo, TX
10/05 – Sketchbomb Presents: Phantasmagoria 2, A Paranormal Exhibit, Laredo Center for the Arts – Laredo, TX
12/08 – Mix n' Mash: Latina Legends & Nacimientos – Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX
12/08 – Sketchbomb Presents: Art Wars 2, The Art Strikes Back, Laredo Center for the Arts – Laredo, TX
12/17/17 – The Tejano Civil Rights Museum Presents: Virgen de Guadalupe Group Exhibit – Corpus Christi, TX

2016

04/09 – Awakening of the Galactic Frontera, Music & Art Show – Gallery 201, Laredo, TX
07/07 – Frida Por Vida – Gallery 201, Laredo, TX
07/08 – Sketchbomb Presents: Play, Toy Inspired Art Show – Laredo Center for the Arts, Laredo, TX
10/13 – Sketchbomb Presents: Phantasmagoria, A Paranormal Art Exhibit – Laredo Center for the Arts, Laredo, TX
10/22 – Creature Feature- Caffe Dolce, Laredo, TX
11/02 – Dia de los Muertos – Gallery 201, Laredo, TX
12/22 – Sketchbomb Presents: Art Wars, A Star Wars Art Exhibit – Laredo Center for the Arts, Laredo, TX

2015
06/13 – de femme á femme – Caffe Dolce, Laredo, TX
08/14 – Soy De La Frontera – Solo Show – Caffe Dolce, Laredo, TX
11/06 – Dia de los Muertos – Gallery 201, Laredo, TX

2014

02/07-03/07 – Blowout IX Part II, FAB Gallery - Austin, TX
10/07-11/08 – Round Rock Arts, Dia de los Muertos Exhibition: An Expression of All Cultures, ArtSpace, Round Rock, TX

2013

01/18-02/10 – Blowout VIII Part Two - Gallery Black Lagoon, Austin, TX
11/09-12/03 – LHASC’s Variedades Juried Exhibition - La Pena, Austin, TX
12/08/2013–01/04/2014 – Blowout IX Part I, the Hideout Coffeehouse - Austin, TX

2012

12/09/2012 - 01/05/2013 - Blowout VIII Part One - The Hideout Coffeehouse, Austin, TX

Publications

2019 – Voyage Houston
2018 – The Skinned Knee Collective – Yellow Issue
2018 – DeLaredo Magazine
2015 – Laredo Morning Times – ¿Que Pasa? Artist Spotlight
2014 – Vagina:: The Zine – Fall 2014 Issue


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