Clarissa Gonzalez is a print maker born in Laredo, Texas but was raised in Venezuela, Italy, Ecuador, and in various cities across South Texas. Gonzalez received her BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013; where she studied printmaking. While she works primarily focusing in lithography, she studied printmaking mediums such as etching, relief, and screen printing. Currently, she lives in Corpus Christi, Texas pursuing her MFA in Printmaking from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.
Gonzalez's work addresses ideas of abstraction in relation to landscape, space, microbiology, and pattern. By overlaying color and texture, Gonzalez produces imagery as if the viewer were looking through a lens onto a world beyond our own.