Marianela News & Reviews

Marianela de la Hoz basically paints using the ancient technique known as Egg Tempera, with a contemporary look into nowadays images.

The works are extremely detailed, delicate and precise. She seeks to offer insights into the hidden character of her subjects through visual codes and exaggerated features. Her version of magic realism has been termed “white violence” because of her use of black humor and fantasy to depict the darker side of humanity.

Her artwork has been exhibited in prestigious galleries as well as in several museums, universities and cultural institutes in her native Mexico, in the USA, where she resides since 2001 and in Canada, Dubai, Japan and Germany.


02.03.2017. Presentación del Libro “Improbables”. Marianela de la Hoz at Sistesis Tv, Mexico.

Centro Cultura Tijuana (CECUT) - Marianela de la Hoz: Presentación del Libro "Improbables", Jueves 9 de Febrero a las 19h. Sala Federico Campbell. [...]

11.10.2016. Historias del Maltrato. Marianela de la Hoz at Noel-Baza Fine Arts.

Noel-Baza Fine Arts, San Diego. New PopUp Exhibition at Art Produce Gallery - 3139 University Ave. 92104. Marianela de la Hoz: Historias del Maltrato. [...]

10.01.2016. Marvels, Mysteries & Miniatures. Marianela de la Hoz at Cal Poly Pomona.

The Huntley Callery at Cal Poly Pomona. Small and precious, child-like fascination, attention to the littlest of details, intimacy, discovery –all words used to describe the "cabinet of curious" artworks by Cindy Cronk, Marianela de la Hoz, and John Montich. Symbolic messages, relics inside reliquaries, and quiet, mysterious places –even seemingly "religious"— reveal themselves within the inner workings, and dark corners, of their work. [...]

10.07.2015. Mirror, mirror: Marianela de la Hoz at UALR.

The mirror as a symbol for personal reflection and thinking is the subject of "Speculum-Speculari," an exhibition of works in egg tempera, silverpoint, ink and graphite by Marianela de la Hoz of San Diego opening Saturday, Oct. 10, in the Fine Arts Center of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. [...]

09.07.2015. Open Wall Project: Marianela de la Hoz

“Tu reflejo en mí ” by Marianela de la Hoz: University Ave., East side of 10th St., on the South side of the street, board facing East. [...]

07.26.2015. Orlando Sentinel: El Museo Cornell presenta exposición bilingüe.

Que mos realmente cuando nos miramos al espejo? Esa es la pregunta que se hace Marianela de la Hoz, artista mexicana que expone sus obras en el Museo de Bellas Artes Cornell, de Rollins College en Winter Park. [...]

06.27.2015. KCET: Marianela de la Hoz: Disquieting Scenes of Haunting Beauty

Art mirrors the temperament of the artist. It's an old truism that is as often false as it is true. A given person's personality is not necessarily a guide to the work he or she creates. [...]

04.09.2015. Athenaeum Music & Arts Library exhibit celebrates 2014 San Diego Art Prize winners in La Jolla.

For the past nine years, the San Diego Art Prize, funded by San Diego Visual Arts Network, has been awarded annually to two established artists, each of whom gets to choose an emerging artist to also receive the award. [...]

05.16.2014. Cornell Fine Arts Museum: Marianela de la Hoz: Speculum-Speculari.

Inspired by one of the Museum’s permanent collection paintings—Dweller on the Threshold by Arthur Bowen Davies, in which a woman is looking at her image in a mirror—this exhibition will include work by contemporary artist Marianela de la Hoz, along with Davies’s painting, to engage and reflect upon the ideas and meanings underlying two very suggestive and interconnected concepts: Mirroring and Thinking. [...]

04.04.2014. Art-San Diego: Recognition of Excellence in the Visual Arts, 2014.

We are delighted to present the San Diego Art Prize 2014 established artist recipients which were announced at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library on April 4, 2014. The 2014 recipients are Marianela de la Hoz with emerging artist Bhavna Mehta and Philipp Scholz Rittermann with emerging artist Joseph Huppert. [...]

05.01.2013. San Diego Museum of Art: Heaven and Earth: The Determined Freedom of an Undetermined Life.

Marianela de la Hoz lecture at The San Diego Museum of Art, video produced by The Balboa park Online Collaborative. [...]

12.04.2012. Artlarking: Studio Visit Interview with Artist Spotlight: Marianela de la Hoz.

Marianela de la Hoz is a visual artist who is currently residing in San Diego, Ca. She paints miniatures using the ancient technique of Egg Tempera with a contemporary look. Her works are exceptionally detailed and fine. My visit with Marianela in her lovely humble home studio, hidden in the quiet mountains of Vista, away from the busyness of the city, left a big impression on me. Seeing her work and how she speaks of her personal history reveals how universal we all can relate to each other in life experiences. [...]

11.20.2012. Revista el Búho: Marianela de la Hoz: Diálogos deslumbrantes en el Museo de Arte de San Diego, California.

Expuesto en el San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) con el título El Cielo y la Tierra: La libertad predeterminada de una vida indeterminada, el retablo pintado recientemente por Marianela de la Hoz viene a confirmarnos, definitivamente, no sólo que la pintura mexicana goza de una salud envidiable, sino que la temática feminista todavía abre interesantes posibilidades de reflexión en torno a las nociones de libertad y destino y el arte como denuncia. [...]

11.12.2012. PULSO TV - Visita Marianela de la Hoz a la Universidad de Tijuana CUT.

El equipo de PULSO estuvo presente en la platica que los alumnos de Comunicación y Arquitectura de la Universidad de Tijuana tuvieron con la pintora Marianela de la Hoz, nacida en México y radicada en San Diego, habló sobre su obra y el lado oscuro y brillante de los seres humanos. Les presentamos la la entrevista con la artista. [...]

11.05.2012. Noticias CUT: La Virgen María contra Eva en la obra de Marianela de la Hoz.

Tijuana, Baja California a 5 de noviembre de 2012. – La Pintora Mexicana radicada en San Diego, Marianela de la Hoz, ofreció una charla sobre su obra a los alumnos de las carreras de Arquitectura y Comunicación y Publicidad de la Universidad de Tijuana. [...]

10.20.2012. UT-San Diego: Marianela de la Hoz explores duality in ‘Heaven and Earth’.

There were things that Marianela de la Hoz wanted to say, but she couldn’t find the words. So she painted. “With words, it’s not so easy, but with images, I can say it,” de la Hoz said. In her earliest paintings, she sent messages to her family that she couldn’t tell them face to face. “Of course, they didn’t understand,” she said. “But for me, it was a relief. It was very cathartic.” Now de la Hoz, who was born in Mexico City and lives and works in San Diego, is speaking to a wider audience. [...]

09.26.2012. La Jolla Light: Artist brings a sense of black humor to surreality shows.

Now that it’s fall, here’s something to fall for: two fascinating shows featuring the work of Marianela de la Hoz, a Mexican artist who has been living in North County for the past decade. South of the border, her style might be called “magic realism.” Here, we’d call it “surreal.” [...]

07.02.2011. Oceanside Museum of Art: Metamorphores, Marianela de la Hoz.

Set in fantastic theatrical scenes, Marianela de la Hoz’s realistic portraits create an intimate and sometimes terrifying mirror of reality. Her miniature paintings visually recreate an internal world of the grievances, happiness, love and hate, sins, dreams, secrets, guilt and profound feelings that are part of everyday life. [...]

26.02.2009. Los Angeles Times: Review: 'Draw the Line' at Lora Schlesinger Gallery.

“Draw the Line” is a fine summer group show akin to a meal composed of a succession of small courses. Each of the 50-plus works on paper at Lora Schlesinger Gallery activates the senses with a modestly scaled, intense burst of flavor. No one taste is sustained long enough to tire, bore, overwhelm or numb the palate; the marvelous bites can be savored and the less interesting ones passed over quickly. [...]

05.14.2009. UT-San Diego: Sight lines, 'Drawn In' features figurative works; 'Becky Cohen' showcases two series by the photographer.

Whether the artist's preferred tool is a pencil, a brush, a camera or something else, vision is what ultimately matters.Style and technical virtuosity are often vital dimensions of an artist's work, too. [...]

05.13.2008. San Diego City Beat: Artist Marianela de la Hoz finds big things in small details.

The first thing you notice about the works of Mexico City artist Marianela de la Hoz is that they are tiny—usually just a few square inches, done in egg tempera on wood. Once you get past the rich washes of color and remarkably intricate details, you notice something else. These pint-size paintings are deeply, deeply disturbing. [...]